Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education (PhD)
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
Kristi L. Perryman
Second Committee Member
Erin Kern Popejoy
Third Committee Member
Independent Learning, Online Education, School Counseling
Online education is a growing part of academia. The number of online school-counseling programs is also increasing and beginning to include face-to-face and online programs. Little research describes online education and even less discusses online school-counseling programs. The purpose of this study was to examine and interpret participants’ experiences of being trained and graduating from a CACREP online school-counseling master’s program, as well as how their training prepared them for their current role as a school counselor. A qualitative inquiry was conducted to understand online school-counseling programs and reported how six professional school counselors perceived their online program with a Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs accreditation prepared them for their role in schools. Participants revealed information about their reasons for choosing an online program, interactions with peers and faculty, and how the program impacted their role as a current professional school counselor.
van der Hagen, Rebecca, "Exploring School Counselors’ Narratives of CACREP Accredited Online Education Programs" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 3108.
Counselor Education Commons, Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Online and Distance Education Commons, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Commons, Student Counseling and Personnel Services Commons