Exploring the Experiences of Award Winning Teachers in Counselor Education: A Qualitative Inquiry

Volume 5 Issue 1
Allison Buller
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Using qualitative methods, the author engaged ten counselor educators who had previously been identified as excellent teachers in an examination of the experiences that contributed to their development as faculty in counselor education. Personal qualities of participants were explored and seven common themes emerged: (a) pride in teaching, (b) demonstrating care, (c) challenging students, (d) authenticity, (e) passion for teaching, (f) organization, and (g) creativity. Implications for these findings on teaching in higher education will be discussed.


  • Qualitative Teaching
  • Education
  • Higher-ed Teaching
  • Counselor Education Teaching
  • Excellence in Teaching
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