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Graduate School - The University of Akron

Graduate School - The University of Akron


College ofEducationRita S. Saslaw, Ph.D., Interim DeanRobert K. Eley, Ed .D., Ass1stant Dean for Initial ProgramsLarry G. Bradley, Ph.D., Director of Educational OutreachMission StatementThe University of Akron College of Educat1on offers a comprehensive slate of programsfor school and community professionals, with teacher education programsentitled ··Educator as Decision Maker" as the cornerstone. Our faculty is a communityof learners with wide-ranging specialties and strengths but firmly committedto a common goal to prepare and support educators at all levels andacross a range of school, community and agency settings for the challenges of the21st century. The College holds primary responsibility within The University ofAkron for producing educational personnel for Ohio schools and colleges. contributingto the pos1tive reform of education, and strengthening the research andknowledge base of the disc1p!ine.The College provides initial and advanced preparation and continuing professionaldevelopment and support of educators from early childhood through adult. Educatorsinclude classroom teachers, teacher educators, and other personnel suchas administl"ators, counselors, and school nurses. The College meets this comprehensivecharge through teacher education programs as well as programs incounseling, technical education, athletic training for sports medicine, and a fewteacher education program that are housed outside the College of Education.DOCTOR OFPHILOSOPHY DEGREEPrograms lead1ng to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in elementary education,secondary education, counseling psychology, and guidance and counseling areoffered through the College of Education. The degree will be awarded to the studentwho, in addition to filling the general requirements of the Graduate School,has met the following specific requirements:• Complet1on of the Miller Analogies Test and/or the Graduate Record Examination.(Check departments for minimum score requirements.)• A minimum of 90 or 120 graduate credits (including a 30-credit master's programwhere applicable; Counseling Psychology and Counseling require a minimumof 120 credit hours), including the doctoral dissertation. A studentconsidered deficient in any area may be required to take additional courses.• Completion of a foundation studies program designed to prepare the studentbefore specialization.• Successful completion of a test in a language judged not to be the student'snat1ve tongue:- a student in the Department of Counsel1ng and Special Education may electto develop appropnate research skills prescribed by the adviser in lieu of theforeign language requirements;- a student in the Department of Elementary Education may elect to developappropriate alternative research skills prescribed by the adviser, subject toreview by the department head, depend1ng upon the career goal of the studentand upon the academic and/or scientific requirement of the dissertationin lieu of the foreign language requ1rement;- a student in the Department of Secondary Education may elect to developappropriate research skills prescribed by the adviser, subject to review by thedepartment head, in lieu of the foreign language requirement.• Completion of a least eight credits in cognate area.• Completion of final wntten and oral examinations in the student's major field ofconcentration.• Complet1on of a dissertation comprising not more than 20 credits. The oralexamining committee must be constituted of at least five full-time faculty members,one of whom must be from outside the department.• Pass the general requirements for the Doctor Philosophy degree.Graduate Studies 45DOCTORAL PROGRAMS INCOUNSELINGCollaborative Ph.D. Program inCounseling PsychologyThe Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology allows the students a choiceof entry options: one through the College of Education for students with a master'sdegree and one through the College of Arts and Sciences for students witha baccalaureate degree. Students in both tracks are expected to attain a level ofbroad scientific competence in the core areas of psychology: the biological, social,cognitive-affective, and individual bases of human behavior. Counseling psychologycoursework covers the special areas of theories of counseling and psychotherapy,supervision, vocational psychology, ethics, assessment, and researchdesign. Practica and internship experiences are required of students in both tracksand range from skill building in basic psychological assessment and counseling, toactual work with clients, to a year-long. full-time internship in an applied servicesetting. Students receive exposure to both colleges through shared courseworkand faculty involvement with dissertations but must formally enter through one orthe other of the colleges.The American Psychological Association (APA) has conferred accreditation on thePh.D. Program in Counseling Psychology.Admission to the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology will be handledthrough the department associated with the student's chosen emphasis.Departures from the program may be made only with the approval of the counselingpsychology program faculty. Students may be considered for admission tocounseling psychology if they have a master's degree in counseling, guidance andcounseling, psychology, school psychology, or a related field.• Psychology Core (3750:610, 620, 630, 640) is required of all students.• Students register for dual listed courses (3750/5600) under their home departmentcode.• The comprehensive written examination is prepared, administered, and gradedby a Comprehensive Examination Committee composed of four faculty members,two from each track. At least one faculty member from each track participatesin the oral portion of the Comprehensive Examination.• Dissertation -at least one faculty member from each track is required on thestudent's dissertation committee.• Internship- 2,000 hours post-master's with 1,700 hours over no more than twoyears. The internship site must be listed in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoraland Internship Centers IAPPIC) Directory.• Language and residency requirements are to be completed in accordance withthe guidelines from the Graduate School and student's home department.• Counseling and Special Education Track requirements:Students may be considered for admission to the Counseling Psychology programthrough the Department of Counseling and Special Education if they have amaster's degree in counseling, guidance and counsel1ng, psychology, school psychology,or a related field.Course Requirements51006405600.6435600:64556006475600.6513750.6103750.62037506303750.6405600.7023750/5600 7075600:7083750/5600 7103750/5600 7113750/5600 7123750/5600 7133750/5600 7143750/5600 71556007163750/5600:7173750/5600 7183750/5600:79651007415100 7435100---3750/5600.---5600899Techn1ques of Research 3Counseling: Theory and Philosophy 3Tests and Appra1sal in Counseling 4Career Development and Counsel1ng Across the L1fespan 3Techniques of Counseling 3Psychology Core I 4Psychology Core II 4Psychology Core Ill 4Psychology Core IV 4Advanced Counsel1ng Practicum 812 semesters: may be repeated for a total of 12 credits)Supervision in Counsel1ng Psychology I 3Supervision 1n Counseling Psychology II 3Theones of Counseling and Psychotherapy 4Vocational Behavior 4Pnnciples and Pract1ce of Intelligence Testing 4Professional, Eth1cal and Legal Issues in Counseling Psychology 4Objective Personality Evaluation 4Research Des1gn 1n Counseling I 3Research Design 1n Counseling II 3Issues of Diversity in Counsel1ng Psychology 4History and Systems in Psychology 2Counseling Psychology Pract1cum 8Statistics 111 Educat1on 3Advanced Educational Statistics 3College of Education Foundations 6Electives 8Doctoral Dissertation lm1nimum) 15InternshipNCMln1mum Total Credit Hours Requ~red 120

46 The University of AkronPh.D. in Guidance and CounselingThe doctoral program in Guidance and Counseling is designed for students whohold a master's degree in counseling or a related field. The program allows thestudent a choice of three specialty areas: (a) Counselor Education; (b) Clinical Merrtal Health Counseling; and (c) Marriage and Family Therapy. Students in each specialtyare expected to attain an advanced level of competence in the core areas ofcounseling, research, and their specialty. Practica and internship experiences arerequired in each specialty. In addition, the cognate and elective options allow studentsflexibility in designing a program that is consistent with their career goals.With the proper selection of courses, graduates of the program can meet the academicrequirements for a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio. Graduateswith a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy with the proper selectionof courses can rneet the academic requirements for membership in the Amer~can Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) will be used as the qualifyingexamination.The Ph. D. Program in Guidance and Counseling is accredited tJy the Council forAccreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). a specializedaccrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Education(COPA)Ph.D. in Guidance and Counseling Requirements:Master's Degree 1Foundations of EducationResearch and Statistics5100:741 StatistiCS 1n Education5100:743 Advanced Educational Statistics5600:715 Research Des1gn in Counseling I5600:716 Research Design in Counseling IIMajor: Guidance and Counseling!Must be taken after admission to the doctoral program(Required:5600:702 Advanced Counseling Pract1cum5600:685 Internship in Counseling'5600:707 Supervision in Counseling Psychology I5600:708 Supervision in Counseling Psychology II5600: Major Electives 3CognateCognate coursework must be taken outside the College of Educationand approved by the maJOr adviser.ElectivesElectives to be selected with the approval of the student's ma1or advisor.DissertationMinimum Total Semester Credits31-34912333329-32Normally a minimum of 60 semester hours must be taken after the student isadmitted into the doctoral program in guidance and counseling.123-

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