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

  • Abstract to Actual: ITI Program Empowers Transformation of Ideas Into Reality
    An 8 year-old girl maneuvers a plastic knight that is almost as tall as she is. Scooting it diagonally across a giant black and white checkerboard, she completes her chess move with a smile. In another room, an instructor leads a yoga class for seniors. On the event board, a poster informs visitors that a cooking class will be held on an upcoming weekend.
  • Research Conducted by CED Alumna Helping to Shape Public Policy
    After earning her Ph.D. in Counselor and Counselor Education from UNC Greensboro in 2008, Dr. Elysia Clemens headed west to Colorado and a tenure-track position in the counseling department at the University of Northern Colorado where she remained for over a decade. But then Clemens jumped at the opportunity to move into a role with the University of Denver’s Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, a unit that assists government agencies and community partners with research into public policy matters.
  • Wachter Morris Secures $5.6 Million Grant to Address School Mental Health
    Led by Dr. Carrie Wachter Morris, members of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) inside of the UNC Greensboro School of Education have been awarded a $5.6 million grant from the United States Department of Education. The grant, to be used over five years, is a training grant to directly address the large, unmet need for the preparation of mental health professionals in public schools.

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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