M.Ed. School Counseling Concentration

A group of students holding signs celebrating National School Counseling Week.The M.Ed. in counselor education with a concentration in school counseling is a 48-credit-hour program designed to prepare counselors for elementary, middle and high schools. The school counseling concentration leads to school counseling licensure and preparation for advanced graduate work at the post-master’s level. The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and requires a minimum of two years of study to complete.

The school counseling concentration prepares students for positions as professional school counselors. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible for licensure or provisional licensure as school counselors in pk-12 settings. In addition to meeting the academic requirements delineated below, students in the school counseling Track must meet the technology standards approved by the Virginia Board of Education and supply proof of Child Abuse Recognition and Intervention Training and the Dyslexia Awareness Training Module.

In 2016, Drs. Donna Gibson and Laron Scott (Department of Counseling and Special Education faculty) were awarded a Federal Grant for School Counseling. For five years, they will recruit and train school counseling students to provide related services specific to transition planning for students receiving pk-12 special education in public schools. The next recruitment cycle will begin in 2018-2019 for students who are applying for the counselor education program-school counseling track that begins in Summer 2019.

Student Course Schedules
Comprehensive Exam
Graduation Application Information