M.Ed. in Counselor Education

CACREP logo in greenThe M.Ed. in counselor education provides students with the specialized knowledge and skills required for placement in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as postsecondary institutions.

Our programs are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (or CACREP), providing prospective students (and their potential future employers) a good indicator of their thoroughness.

Admission to these 60-hour programs is highly competitive, and the faculty makes every effort to assist students in individualizing a graduate program to match their professional needs and interests.

Major Map

Current VCU undergraduate students can use the individualized Major Map for the M.Ed. in counselor education to maximize their undergraduate program to prepare for their future School of Education masters program.

Student Handbook



Required Virtual Interviews for select Prospective Students will be on Friday January 29, 2021 from noon to 3 p.m. Please mark your calendars now to make sure you are available.
How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Fall and summer
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Application checklist [PDF]



Previous Webinars

Missed out on our last graduate programs webinar? You can still get all the information from the webinar's PowerPoint slideshow.

Program Concentrations

The School of Education (SOE) degree programs that lead to professional licensure are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for professional licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). The SOE has determined that the curriculum includes applicable educational prerequisites for the following professional licensure(s) and/or certification(s) as outlined on this page of our website.

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Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.