M.A. in School Counseling

Marymount University

Program Description

M.A. in School Counseling

Marymount University

School Counseling

School counselors are key members of a school’s educational leadership team. They help to create a learning and social environment that nurtures students' academic success and personal growth.

Marymount University’s School Counseling program prepares effective professionals who are competent in a wide variety of clinical, consultative, and administrative roles at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.


The program is intensive and hands-on, combining a foundation in counseling theory and research methodology with experiential learning through field experiences and internships in area schools. This approach produces a professional who is well versed in both theory and practice, and who emerges from the program with valuable knowledge and preparedness in a stimulating, collegial classroom atmosphere.


Students who successfully complete the program are eligible for licensure as school counselors (grades PK-12) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


The School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


The conceptual framework for the School Counseling program has been developed using the standards and recommendations of the following sources:

  • the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • the ASCA National Model for School Counseling Programs and National Standards for School Counseling programs
  • Ethical Standards for School Counselors developed by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
  • licensure requirements for school counselors as outlined by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Education
  • the Commonwealth of Virginia Standards for School Counseling Programs

Careers

The goal of Marymount’s School Counseling program is to prepare you for a job in a wide variety of clinical, consultative, and administrative tasks at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Degree Requirements

51 credits

  • CE 500 Research and Evaluation
  • CE 503 Advanced Human Growth and Development
  • CE 505 Advanced Study of Individuals with Exceptionalities
  • CE 510 Survey of Testing and Assessment
  • CE 520 Theories of Counseling
  • CE 522S Counseling for Individuals
  • CE 523S Group Counseling Techniques
  • CE 524 Theories and Techniques of Family Counseling
  • CE 529 Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence*
  • CE 530S Career Development Counseling
  • CE 534 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • CE 551 Multicultural Counseling
  • CE 560 Foundations, Ethics, and Professional Issues in School Counseling
  • CE 561 Practices of School Counseling
  • CE 597S School Counseling Practicum
  • CE 599S Internship**


*Students seeking licensure as an LPC should consult an advisor about substituting CE 501 Bases of Psychopathology for CE 529.


**The internship takes place over two semesters and will be completed for a total of 6 credits (3 credits per semester).

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 30, 2018
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