ERIC Number: ED116088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
U. S. Counselor Education Programs: Nature, Numbers, CBE, Traditional and Nontraditional. A Report of the Commission on Counselor Education Program and Enrollment Characteristics of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.
Jones, Lawrence K.
This study aimed at gathering information concerning the program and enrollment requisites of counselor education institutions. Questionnaires were sent to all state supervisors of guidance and all counselor education institutions. The results indicate that within three years guidance counselors will be licensed in only seven states. Most supervisors said they intend to make counselor education programs competency-based. The responses related to "counselor demand" indicate that, while there are a great number of paraprofessional and Bachelor of Arts level counselors, the demand for their services in the near future will be limited. The demand for Masters and Doctoral level counselors is similarly low, with about 2.3 counselors for each open position. Most counselor education institutions reported an 8:1 proportion between graduate level students and educators, with about 95 percent of the institutions requiring practicum courses for certification. (SE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (31st, New York, March 23-26, 1975)