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.

The M.Ed. in Counselor Education program has three concentrations: college counseling and student affairs, school counseling, and couples and family counseling (summer only start). Each concentration embeds the academic requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) into the program. Additional information about the requirements to complete the LPC professional requirements in Virginia can be found here.

Current VCU undergraduate junior standing psychology students may be eligible for the Accelerated B.S. in Psychology to M.Ed. in Counselor Education program. Admissions requirements and deadlines are the same as the general application process. Learn more here.

Student Handbook

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.

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.