Note: As of catalog publication in April, the title for this program (formerly known as Counseling and Development, MEd) has been approved by the Board of Visitors and sent to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. 

This master's program emphasizes the integration of theory and practice and culminates with internships in an appropriate setting. Students may choose one of two concentrations: Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling.

Note: As of catalog publication in April, the title for this program (formerly known as Counseling and Development, MEd) has been approved by the Board of Visitors and sent to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. 

Policies

Grading

Students enrolled in this degree program must earn a B or higher in counseling courses and in all licensure coursework, including practicum and internship courses. Students are permitted to repeat a course only once. 

For policies governing all graduate programs, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.

Banner Code: E1-MED-CNSL

(formerly E1-MED-CNDV)

Degree Requirements

Total credits: 60

Note: As of catalog publication in April, the title for this program has been approved by the Board of Visitors and sent to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia.

Core Coursework

EDCD 525Advanced Human Growth and Development3
EDCD 601Introduction to Research in Counseling3
EDCD 602Foundations in Counseling3
EDCD 603Counseling Theories and Practice3
EDCD 604Assessment and Appraisal in Counseling3
EDCD 606Counseling Children and Adolescents3
EDCD 608Group Processes and Analyses4
EDCD 609Clinical Mental Health Counseling3
EDCD 610Career and Educational Counseling3
EDCD 619Trauma and Crisis Counseling3
EDCD 628Counseling and Social Justice3
EDCD 656Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Mental Health Professionals3
EDCD 660Multicultural Counseling3
Total Credits40

Concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMH)

EDCD 652Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling3
EDCD 654Counseling and Ethics in Community Agencies3
EDCD 658Couples and Family Counseling3
EDCD 750Practicum in Mental Health Counseling3
EDCD 792Internship in Mental Health Counseling I3
EDCD 793Internship in Mental Health Counseling II3
Electives selected from EDCD courses or permission of advisor2
Total Credits20

Concentration in School Counseling (SC)

EDCD 611Introduction to Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling3
EDCD 613Introduction to School Counseling3
EDCD 626Principles and Practices of School Counseling3
EDCD 751Practicum in School Counseling3
EDCD 794Internship in School Counseling I3
EDCD 795Internship in School Counseling II3
Electives selected from EDCD courses or permission of advisor2
Total Credits20