What degree does the Department of Counselor Education offer to become a school counselor?
The Department of Counselor Education provides graduate education which leads to a Masters of Science degree and licensure as a school counselor (K-12) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. What are the requirements necessary to become a school counselor? The School Counseling option in the Counselor Education Program requires 48 graduate credit hours of study including 12 hours that are program specific and 3 additional credit hours of elective approved by the faculty advisor. What is included in the school counseling curriculum? The curriculum includes core courses which introduce the student to human growth and development, counseling theory and techniques, and professional issues. These three courses serve as prerequisites for all other course work in the department and admission to candidacy in the program. A sequenced series of other courses leads students into the development of specific knowledge and application of counseling skills in: career development, assessment techniques, mul