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Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
This program offers you an opportunity for advanced study and professional development in the field of counseling and counselor education. The doctoral program is intended to prepare professionals for future careers in research, academic and clinical settings. Graduates of this program will be given the opportunity to acquire both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed to work in counselor education programs and to supervise the next generation of counselor educators as they practice their own skills. Students will be expected to formulate their own philosophy and approach to the counseling education field. The need for multicultural competencies in applied clinical settings will be emphasized throughout the program.
General Core Courses (37 semester credit hours):
COU 6003 Consultation and Program Evaluation
COU 6323 Advanced Psychological Assessment
COU 7121 College and University Teaching Seminar
COU 7133 Seminar in Professional Development
COU 7213 Advanced Theories of Counseling
COU 7283 Advanced Multi-Cultural Counseling
COU 7313 Practicum in Counseling (must be taken twice for a total of 6 hours)
COU 7413 Internship I
COU 7513 Internship II
COU 7583 Supervision of Counseling
COU 7593 Practicum in Counseling Supervision
COU 7893 Research in Counseling
Research Courses (12 semester credit hours):
COU 6893 Foundations of Research in Counseling and Development
EDU 7043 Educational Research Statistics: Descriptive and Comparative
EDU 7103 Qualitative Research Traditions
EDU 7063 Inferential Statistics
Approved Emphasis Curriculum Area Courses (9 semester credit hours)
Dissertation (9 semester credit hours)
Career Opportunities- Individuals who hold a doctoral degree are usually eligible for leadership and research-intensive positions within the city, state and federal agencies. Graduates may obtain positions such as: director of disability services, human resources director/supervisor, senior social worker and tenured professor.
Doctor of Philosophy in Culture, Literacy, and Language
This program draws together anthropologists, educators, linguists, psychologists, and sociologists from UTSA’s Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, and other departments in the College of Education and Human Development, The PhD in Culture, Literacy, and Language (CLL) is unique regionally, nationally, and internationally. No other institution currently offers an academically and administratively cohesive program that combines Latino education and other diverse cultural and linguistic issues, as well as international issues, within the interdisciplinary framework of a doctoral program. Graduates will be well-grounded in theoretical, conceptual and research methodology used to study culture, literacy, and language and will be prepared to conduct interdisciplinary research in multicultural-multilingual contexts.
The doctoral degree requires a minimum of 60 semester credit hours beyond the master’s degree. The core curriculum consists of 24 semester credit hours of required courses. In addition, students complete a minimum of 12 hours in research methods, 9 hours of electives, and 15 hours in doctoral research. The student will work closely with an advisor, who will help construct a program of study that must be approved by the student’s dissertation advisor, dissertation committee, and Doctoral Studies Committee. Final approval of the program rests with the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students must fulfill university-wide requirements.
Career Opportunities - Graduates of this program have a wide range of career opportunities within academia, K-12 central office administration/leadership, K-12 research organizations, community college teaching and community development.
Detailed Program Information
Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership
The primary objective of the doctoral program is to provide advanced academic training in educational and administrative leadership. Graduates will gain an advanced understanding of prevailing theories of education and learning; extensive theoretical background and experiences in emerging paradigms of organizational leadership: high-level research skills for developing, analyzing, and evaluating educational programs; and the knowledge, skills, and understanding to work effectively with English language learners in linguistically diverse educational settings. Students in the program pursue an emphasis in administrative leadership, which targets managerial skills for improving educational effectiveness.
An Ed.D. in Educational Leadership requires a minimum of 60 credit hours. 51 hours are classes and the remaining 9 hours are dissertation courses:
9 hours of Culture
12 hours of Methodology
12 to 15 hours of Leadership
9 to 12 hours of emphasis (K-12 leadership or higher education administration)
6 hours of Cognate Support
9 hours of Dissertation (credit given upon completion and formal approval of thesis)
Career Opportunities - Graduates have a number of diverse career options such as: assistant principal, principal, assistant and deputy superintendent, curriculum coordinator, university professor, and higher education administration positions in universities and community colleges.
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
This program prepares you to serve as a leading professional in the field of educational instruction development and presentation. This training helps you examine and research the interdisciplinary issues and perspectives of learning, teaching, and curricular development associated with educating culturally and economically diverse populations.
You are encouraged to weave together a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives in order to generate new insights related to learning. You will complete research methodology coursework and a set of core courses. You will also choose a cognate area that serves as your starting point for formulating research questions related to your area of interest.
The cognate areas include:
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Instructional Technology
• Special Education
• Early Childhood and Elementary Education
• Adult Learning and Teaching
Career Opportunities- This doctoral degree prepares you to become an instructional leader, researcher or decision-maker who is knowledgeable about cultural, economic and world issues. Potential employers include government and state agencies, educational think tanks, colleges and universities.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX
Building: The Institute of Texan Cultures
Friday, December 13, 2013
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: UTSA Downtown Campus
Building: Frio Street Bldg
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: UTSA Downtown Campus
Building: Durango Building, 1.124