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COEHD Department of Counseling



Counselor Education and Supervision - Ph.D. degree



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. This degree program is nationally accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Program graduates will have opportunities to acquire: (a) advanced theoretical knowledge, (b) advanced clinical skills, (c) research skills, and (d) advanced clinical supervision skills.   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.

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.


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COEHD Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies



Culture, Literacy and Language - Ph.D. degree




The Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Culture, Literacy and Language. The program focuses on interdisciplinary research in multicultural-multilingual contexts and is designed to provide a firm foundation in the fields of cultural studies, literacy development, and language learning and use. Successful Ph.D. candidates must demonstrate in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge in culture, literacy, and language, and must deliver an original contribution to the field.


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. 


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COEHD Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies



Educational Leadership - Ed.D. degree



The primary objective of the doctoral degree program is to provide advanced academic training in educational leadership, particularly in the area of administrative leadership. Graduates should gain an advanced understanding of 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 pursue an emphasis in either K-12 leadership or higher education administration.  


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.


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COEHD Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching



Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching - 
Ph.D. degree



The Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching (ILT) is a degree program that examines learning and teaching from an interdisciplinary perspective; focusing on varied approaches to teaching and learning from within and across various disciplines. The foundations of the program are: how teaching and learning are addressed within disciplines, how they may intersect with one another, and how each discipline maintains its uniqueness while sharing commonalities with other disciplines.

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.


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ATE Professional Development Series: Building Healthy Relationships

ATE Professional Development Series: Building Healthy Relationships

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Downtown Campus

Building: Buena Vista Building 4.301B


ATE Professional Development Series: Creating a College Going Community with Renee Tondre-Garza

ATE Professional Development Series: Creating a College Going Community with Renee Tondre-Garza

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Downtown Campus

Building: Buena Vista Building 4.301B


Establishing the Center for Educational Leadership and Administration: A New Zealand Experience

Establishing the Center for Educational Leadership and Administration: A New Zealand Experience

Monday, April 21, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Main Campus

Building: Main Building, 3.308 (Dean's Lounge)