Counseling and Educational Development (CED)

The Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) has consistently been ranked in the top 10 for the past 20+ years by the U.S. News and World Report

About CED

The UNC Greensboro Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) has consistently been ranked as one of the top counseling and counselor education programs in the nation, ranking in the top 10 for over three decades. We provide an optimal learning experience for those aspiring to be professional counselors (master’s-level) and those preparing to teach and supervise counseling students (doctoral level). Our program emphasizes culturally responsive counseling services for individuals, families, groups, and couples across the lifespan, in a wide range of settings.

We offer hands-on experience each semester of the program within a supportive community focused on helping students achieve their professional goals.

Additionally, our cohort model creates a community based on shared experience, where students support and learn from each other.


NCA-STAR promotes health and wellness through training and outreach, service provision, and research. 

Vacc Clinic

Our mission is to provide accessible mental health services to the UNC Greensboro community and community at large while providing our counselor trainees a rich and meaningful training experience.

Recent News from CED

  • CED Students Collect Array of Accolades and Grants
    Numerous students in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) have recently received awards, research grants, or other recognition for the work they are doing and the impact that it will have on the counseling field and local community.
  • SOE Students Earn Honors at UNCG 3MT Competition
    A pair of School of Education students took home honors in UNC Greensboro’s recent Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Claiming first place was Somer Matthews, a doctoral student in the Department of Specialized Education Services (SES), while Jasmine Garland McKinney, a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) earned the People’s Choice honor.
  • School Counseling Leader Credits Time at UNCG With Career Success
    Following 13 years as a school counselor with Jersey City Public Schools, CED alumna Sweety Patel is now in her fourth year as the Director of School Counseling Services for Carteret Public Schools in New Jersey.

Professional Development Opportunities

Students in Vacc Clinic

Our online clinical supervisor training program addresses all content required for supervisor credentials set by most state boards and for the Approved Clinical Supervisor credential. 


In this 3-hour CEU module, Dr. Connie Jones describes the need for broaching cultural identities in counseling and supervision, as well as essential broaching skills.

The counselor preparation programs within the Department of Counseling and Educational Development are CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited and offer excellent training through the Master’s and Doctoral Degrees.

Review our CACREP Annual Program Evaluation to learn about timely completion rates, licensure/certification exam pass rates, and job placement rates.


Department of Counseling and Educational Development

Phone: 336.334.3434
Fax: 336-334-3433


Location: Curry Building, Room 228

Mailing Address: 1109 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412

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