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Lindsey Wilson College
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210 Lindsey Wilson Street
Columbia, KY 42728

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About the College

Lindsey Wilson College (LWC) was founded in January 1903 as Lindsey Wilson Training School. The school was named in memory of Lindsey Wilson, the deceased nephew and stepson of Mrs. Catherine Wilson of Louisville, Ky. In 1923, LWC was transformed into a junior college and was molded into a financially and academically strong institution. One of the biggest transformations in the college's history came in 1985 when the LWC Board of Trustees voted to make LWC a four-year baccalaureate degree-granting institution. The move was approved by the Louisville and Kentucky Conferences of the United Methodist Church, and in 1988 LWC graduated its first four-year class.

The bachelor's degree was the highest degree attainable at the college until the mid-1990s when Master's programs in Counseling and Human Development and Education Curriculum and Instruction were added to the curriculum. In 2013, the LWC Board of Trustees approved the addition of the college's first doctoral degree in Counselor Education & Supervision; a celebration of over 100 years of growth on the part of the institution. 

About the Program

The Counselor Education & Supervision (CES) program at Lindsey Wilson College is built on the premise that education should be rigorous, transparent, and should prepare students who can succeed in a competitive job market! Graduates of the CES program will receive a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision. The CES program is designed to meet the needs of working adults by providing a face-to-face learning environment in a convenient format. Emphasizing a unique combination of scholarship, real-world application, and technology, the CES program will challenge and prepare students for employment as counselors, supervisors, educators, researchers, and leaders within the counseling profession.  


The Counselor Education & Supervision program is working toward accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) which is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CACREP grants accredited status to graduate-level programs in the professional counseling field. CACREP policies allow new doctoral programs to apply for accreditation within two years of producing graduates. It is estimated that the CES program will begin the application process for accreditation in 2016. 


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