This 15-credit certificate is designed for individuals who possess a master’s degree in counseling or a highly-related field and seek 15 credits of post-graduate coursework to meet licensure requirements as a Virginia School Counselor or Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor. Applicants with master’s degrees outside of counseling who would like to meet licensure requirements as a Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor, must verify course equivalency with the Virginia Board of Counseling (see Board of Counseling content area list at http://www.dhp.state.va.us/counseling/). Applicants with more than seven courses to take to meet the course content requirements for licensure must apply to one of our master’s degree programs.
Once accepted into the post master’s graduate certificate program, students individually tailor their coursework with an advisor to meet licensure requirements and may enroll for the courses listed below or other core program courses as needed.
Virginia School Counselor
Students individually tailor their coursework with an advisor to meet licensure requirements.
Choose 15 credits from either the Virginia School Counseling courses or from the required M.Ed in Counseling and Development courses: