The school counseling concentration leads to school counseling licensure and preparation for advanced graduate work at the post-master’s level. The Counselor Education (Concentration in School Counseling) program at Virginia Commonwealth University requires a minimum of two years of study to complete.
The faculty makes every effort to assist students in individualizing a graduate program to match their professional needs and interests. However, individualization takes place in an environment of legitimate constraints revolving around institutional, accreditation and licensure requirements. Faculty members view each program as more than simply an aggregate of courses, and students should plan all program work with their faculty advisers.
Student learning outcomes
Professional orientation/professional identity/continuing education
- Students display knowledge and understanding of the historical and philosophical foundations of the counseling profession, including counselor professional identity, and display necessary skills in applying this knowledge and understanding to professional practice.
- Students demonstrate the ability to adhere to legal and ethical practice.
- Students understand the importance of continuing education and are committed to seeking continuing education throughout their careers.
Helping relationships/group work/career development/wellness
- Students display knowledge and understanding of counseling processes applied to both individuals and groups including knowledge of how to design, implement and evaluate programs related to academic, career and personal/social development of clients.
- Students display knowledge and skills related to responding to crises, emergencies and disasters.
- Students participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs that promote wellness, as well as prevention and intervention services.
- Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice in Counseling
- Techniques of Counseling
- Group Procedures in Counseling
- Career Information and Exploration
- Assessment Techniques for Counselors
- Multicultural Counseling in Educational Settings
- Lifespan Development: A Gender Perspective
- Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling
- Addiction Counseling
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- Personal statement
- Academic documentation
- Proof of English proficiency
- Additional academic requirements and regulations
- Foreign transcripts
- Financial certification
- Application fee
International25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
National25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12618 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Richmond
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