Counselor Education Program
Excellence in Counselor Education
Our faculty and students embody Excellence in Counselor Education. The Virginia Tech Counselor Education Program prepares professional counselors, counselor educators, and leaders in the counseling field with a professional identity that incorporates the intentional use of strength-based approaches, reflective practice, innovative and evidence-based strategies, and ongoing research to support and enhance our schools and communities.
FOCUSED, INTENSIVE PROGRAM
The program serves students from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the country, and the world, at campuses in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia.
Our faculty provide continuing education and consultation to school systems, community agencies, and other organizations to support the development of helping professionals already in the workforce. Our faculty and students recognize that we live in a dynamic pluralistic society, and we are dedicated to enriching the lives of children, adolescents, and adults in our schools and communities.
Our Counselor Education program offers two master's degree tracks (both offering a Master's in Education, M.A.Ed.), one in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and one in School Counseling. Both master's programs are offered on our Roanoke campus. The doctoral program in Counseling Education and Supervision is offered on our Blacksburg campus, and prepares skilled counselors who conduct impactful research, practice, supervise, and teach.
Reimagining the future begins with practices that put educational excellence, innovation, and equity at the fore. At the Virginia Tech School of Education, you will develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to contribute to individual and community well-being, conduct groundbreaking research, and engage with learning communities around the globe.
As a catalyst for individual transformation, the School of Education is pushing the boundaries of knowledge and practice to reimagine a more equitable and just world.
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NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FACULTY
ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIP
Our Counselor Education Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). They are also approved by the Virginia Department of Education for the preparation of school counselors.