COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAM -- North Carolina Central University


Welcome to the website for the Counselor Education Program at North Carolina Central University.  We are a program within the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the NCCU School of Education.

If you are interested in applying to our program, please visit all of the links from the menu "Future Students" above.  Any additional questions may be directed to our Program Coordinator, Dr. Peggy Whiting.


Survey of Interest in a Doctoral Program in Counseling at NCCU

The Counselor Education Program at NCCU is in the early stages of proposing and planning an EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision.  As part of doing our due diligence, we need to know the level of interest from the community.

Would you mind completing this short survey about your level of interest?  It should only take about two to three minutes of your time.

Thank you!

Click Here to Take the Survey

Helen Lupton-Smith pictureThe Counselor Education Program at North Carolina Central University is pleased to announce the hiring of a new faculty member: Dr. Helen Lupton-Smith.

Dr. Lupton-Smith is an Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Program at North Carolina Central University. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from North Carolina State University. Before coming to North Carolina Central University, Dr. Lupton-Smith was a faculty member in the Counseling Program at North Carolina A&T State University and then the Counselor Education program at NC State University.  While at NCSU, Dr. Lupton-Smith served as Co-Director of the Community, Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC), NCSU program's community counseling center where counseling services are provided to underserved populations who can't afford services as well as training experiences for graduate counseling students. Dr. Lupton-Smith has counseling experience in both school and agency settings with teens and adults. She currently serves as Member-at-Large for the North Carolina Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES). 

Dr. Lupton-Smith’s research interests are around supervision and teaching strategies that facilitate the development of counselors in training as well as a counseling model that promotes access, engagement, and wellness of underserved community members. 

Did You Know?

In October 2015, the Counseling Program at NCCU was selected as the "Most Outstanding Master's level Counseling Program" by the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.

SACES award 2015

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