Oct 19, 2021  
2021 - 2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Graduate Catalog

School Counseling, MEd

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Upon Completion of this program, students can seek endorsement in School Counseling. Students will also need: two years of successful full-time teaching; or two years of successful, full-time experience in guidance and counseling under a provisional license.

Program of Study - School Counseling

Sequence for Full-Time Students

Fall 1 (15 credits)

EDUC C32 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)  

EDUC C33 Techniques of Counseling (3)  

EDUC C34 Group Theory and Techniques (3)  

EDUC C35 Introduction to Professional School Counseling (3)  

EDUC C43 Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling (3)  

Spring 1 (12 credits)

EDUC 624 Theory and Practice of Multi‑Cultural Counseling (3)  

EDUC C31 Career Development (3)  

EDUC C42 Supervised Practicum in Counseling (3)  

EDUC 638 Prevention and Intervention within Public Schools (3)  +

Summer Year 1 (9 credits)

EDUC F09 Human Growth and Development: A Life-Span Perspective (3)  

EDUC F65 Research Methods in Education (3)   

EDUC 645 The Counselor and Psychopathology (3)  

Fall 2 (12 credits)

EDUC F67 Psychological and Educational Measurement (3)  

EDUC C29 Substance Abuse and Society (3)  

EDUC C49 Supervised Internship in School Counseling (3)  

EDUC 675 Theories & Strategies for Counseling School-Aged Children (3)  

Spring 2 (12 credits)

EDUC C49 Supervised Internship in School Counseling (3)  

EDUC C91 Advanced Issues in Professional School Counseling (3)  

EDUC 627 Marriage and Family Counseling (3)  

CRIN X48 Current Trends and Legal Issues in Educating Special Populations (3)  

Total Credit Hours: 60

+If exempted from this course for any reason, the student must notify the Office of Teacher Education and complete a state mandated training module that is linked to this course.

Culminating Experience

This internship experience constitutes the culminating activities for this program. To qualify for the degree, students must satisfactorily complete two semesters of EDUC C49.

Required Survey

Counseling students are required to complete an online exit survey during the final semester.

Additional Licensure Requirements

Students seeking licensure in Virginia will need to complete training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).  Students will need to provide documentation of completion of this training, which is usually an official card.  Training courses are offered by the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association. 

Students will also need to provide a social security number (SSN) in order to be eligible for a VA license.