ERIC Number: ED251730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Counselor Educators at Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program Institutions.
Miller, Gary M.; Sampson, James P., Jr.
There is considerable interest in the issue of accrediting counselor education programs and in examining the contributions of faculty members to their profession. To investigate the characteristics of the faculty in accredited counselor education programs, a survey was sent to all faculty members in 22 accredited institutions. Data were collected on their general characteristics, teaching load, areas of primary interest, and state and national credentials. An analysis of the results showed that the majority of faculty members are white, middle-aged males. Fifty-three percent hold the Doctor of Philosophy degree and 46% hold Doctor of Education degrees. The majority are tenured professors in counselor education. Teaching was indicated as the preferred professional activity of the respondents. Thirty-five percent of the group are licensed and 19% hold counselor certification. The majority have professional memberships in a variety of counseling related associations. A total of 50% have published between 0 and 11 articles, while 23% have published 20 or more articles. Eighty-three percent of the respondents have engaged in paid consulting activities. These findings provide baseline data to facilitate meaningful comparisons of faculty members at accredited and non-accredited counselor education programs. (BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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