Masters of Arts in Counseling - School Counseling Program
The Master of Arts in School Counseling provides the courses necessary for meeting Virginia's school counselor licensure requirements for employment as a school counselor at the elementary, middle and secondary school levels. Students are able, if they choose, to meet requirements for more than one level of certification (i.e., elementary and middle school counseling). This 60-credit-hour program combines contemporary counseling techniques and theories with a solid Biblical foundation for a spiritual balance in the counseling approach. Those desiring further study will be poised for the pursuit of doctoral degrees including the Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision.
The on-campus School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). Students have the option of taking additional electives with the Community Counseling track to make themselves more marketable in this changing economy. Those who choose this additional option will still complete the program in 60 credit hours. The student who pursues this course progression will take the coursework and internship requirements needed to pursue both licensure as an LPC and the School Guidance Counselor credentials in Virginia and in many other states.
The program also offers students flexibility as you have the option to take courses at a traditional, part-time, or accelerated pace. Courses are offered to accommodate both day and evening students.
If you are interested in the M.A. in Counseling (School or Community) degree, contact Admissions Counselor Lindsey Weck. She can be reached by phone at 757.352.4838. Admissions-related questions can also be sent to our admissions staff by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lindsey Weck, Admissions Counselor