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Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby Jimmy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:28 pm

To paraphrase President Reagan, "Well, here I go again." I am seriously thinking of enrolling in the the California Coast Ed.D. in Educational Psych program. I will have to determine if the degree will benefit my career or not. As most know, I dropped out of the SATS Ph.D. in Practical Theology because it really wouldn't have benefited me. So, what can one do with such a degree?

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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby SteveFoerster » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:11 pm

First, what do you want to do that you can't do now? When you know that, then you can find a degree program that will help you be able to do that thing. If that's CCU, awesome. If not, fair enough.

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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby nosborne48 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:17 pm

Good advice. Don't most states license Ed Pscyh types? Make sure the CCU degree qualifies.
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby Jimmy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:37 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:First, what do you want to do that you can't do now? When you know that, then you can find a degree program that will help you be able to do that thing. If that's CCU, awesome. If not, fair enough.

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That's a good question. I know one thing for sure, I am tired of the counseling business with all the managed care and government regulations.
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby Jimmy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:38 pm

nosborne48 wrote:Good advice. Don't most states license Ed Pscyh types? Make sure the CCU degree qualifies.


You know, I am not really sure about that. I will have to check that out. I know I don't want to get into testing, that's for sure.
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby David » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:17 pm

Educational psychologists aren't licensed. School psychologists are and it is common to house school psychology programs within an ed psych department.
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby Jimmy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:36 pm

David wrote:Educational psychologists aren't licensed. School psychologists are and it is common to house school psychology programs within an ed psych department.


Yes, that's correct; I fogot this. They used to be called psychometrists.
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby nosborne48 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:47 pm

So where does that leave the CCD degree?
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby Jimmy » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:11 am

nosborne48 wrote:So where does that leave the CCD degree?


I want to do some more research on this.
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby levicoff » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:12 am

nosborne48 wrote:So where does that leave the CCD [sic] degree?

The same place it leaves any CCU degree. :roll:

Incidental note: The term "educational psychologist" was used in this thread with the caveat that it is an unlicensed profession. I'd be careful about calling yourself any type of psychologist unless you are licensed - the term psychologist in any context is generally reserved for those who hold psychology licensure.

Reminds me of someone I knew who received her degree from Vermont College (then of Norwich University) in "depth psychology." Her actual major? Astrology. But, to my knowledge, she never went around calling herself a "depth psychologist."
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby Jimmy » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:11 am

levicoff wrote:...Incidental note: The term "educational psychologist" was used in this thread with the caveat that it is an unlicensed profession. I'd be careful about calling yourself any type of psychologist unless you are licensed - the term psychologist in any context is generally reserved for those who hold psychology licensure...


True but one can be licensed as a school psychologist in my state. I will still continue to research this before I make the commitment to take the plunge.
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:36 am

fwiw the APA approves (accredits) doctoral programs in school psychology, as well as in counseling and in clinical psychology, and hybrid programs that combined two or three.
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby psydoc » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:50 am

The degree looks interesting but it is DETC accredited and I wonder about the utility of the degree; is it possible to become a licensed Psychologist with NA degree?
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby Jimmy » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:32 am

psydoc wrote:The degree looks interesting but it is DETC accredited and I wonder about the utility of the degree; is it possible to become a licensed Psychologist with NA degree?


In some states.
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Re: Thinking about CCU Ed.D.

Postby psydoc » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:47 pm

My state requires a RA degree, maybe I could obtain an address in Indiana.
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