School of Education - George Mason University

Counseling and Development, MEd Concentration in School Counseling PK-12

The School Counseling concentration prepares counselors for positions in public or private elementary, middle, or secondary schools.

Graduates qualify for Virginia Department of Education licensure as a School Counselor for all grades, PreK-12. The degree must be completed within six years of enrollment.

Grading Policy: 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.

Counseling and Development, MEd - Concentration in School Counseling (Begins Fall 2019)More Less
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Core Requirements (28 credits)

School Counseling Concentration Requirements (11 credits)

Practicum and Internship Requirements (6 credits)

Total: 45 credits


To obtain a VA School Counseling license, students must:

  1. Complete our School Counseling program to receive a provisional license (As and Bs in all course work required) through the CEHD Licensure Specialist office, or school districts.
  2. Complete two years of full-time work as a school counselor to be granted a professional license.