ALAMOSA — Adams State University will launch its first doctoral program, a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, in the fall of 2014. The program was recently approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency for Adams State.
“The program will train counselor educators, those who already have clinical experience. The demand for qualified graduate faculty is increasing,” noted Program Chairman Dr. Susan Varhely. She said the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) now requires their accredited programs to hire only doctoral graduates with degrees in counselor education.
“We designed this program to meet all CACREP standards for the doctorate. It is the ‘gold standard’ for rigor. Most states have aligned their counselor licensure requirements with CACREP standards.”
Adams State’s program will be eligible for CACREP accreditation after two years of operation. The university’s master of arts program in counselor education recently renewed its CACREP accreditation under more stringent standards. For the complete article see the 11-16-2013 issue.
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