School of Education - George Mason University

Counseling Licensure Post-Master's Graduate Certificate

Students individually tailor their coursework with an advisor to meet licensure requirements and career goals.

The Post-Master’s Counseling Licensure Certificate is presently only available to current and past students of the Master of Education in Counseling and Development Program at Mason.

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 (see Board of Counseling content area list at http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/).

This graduate certificate may only be pursued on a part-time basis.

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. Students must successfully complete (pass) a minimum of nine counseling and development credits with a grade of B or better prior to enrolling in practicum or internship.

Virginia School CounselorMore Less

Choose 15 credits from the following Virginia School Counseling courses listed below. Students studying for the MEd in Counseling and Development may also meet Virginia School Counselor licensure requirements through coursework offered under the MEd's School Counseling PK-12 concentration.

Total: 15 credits

Licensed Professional CounselorMore Less

Choose 15 credits from the following Licensed Professional Counselor courses listed below. Students studying for the MEd in Counseling and Development may also meet Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor licensure requirements through coursework offered under the MEd's Community Agency Counseling concentration.

Total: 15 credits