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Counselor Education Program

Counselor Education and Supervision

A program for aspiring school and clinical mental health counselors, educational leaders, and future faculty in Counselor Education and Supervision

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Excellence in Counseling Education

Our faculty and students embody Excellence in Counseling. 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, 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.


Program Deadlines & Dates

M.A.Ed.  Applicants

Starting Semester:

Summer 2

Deadline:

January 10

Ph.D. Applicants

Starting Semester:

Fall

Deadline:

April 1

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FACULTY

Nancy Bodenhorn, Associate Professor and Program Leader, Counselor Education
Nancy Bodenhorn, Associate Professor and Program Leader, Counselor Education
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Breanna Ellington, Assistant Professor
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Matthew Fullen, Assistant Professor
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Tameka O. Grimes, Assistant Professor
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Gerard Lawson, Professor of Counselor Education
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Laura Welfare, Associate Professor

ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIP

Our Counselor Education Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. They are also approved by the Virginia Department of Education for the preparation of school counselors.