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Master of Education in School Counseling

For Innovative and Dedicated School Counselors.

Transform your career.

Have questions about the MEd in School Counseling? Give us a call. 434.544.8383

Have questions about the MEd in School Counseling? Give us a call. 434.544.8383

Master of Education in School Counseling

University of Lynchburg’s Master of Education in School Counseling is perfect for anyone who wants to make an impact on their students and the education system as a whole. Our program will equip you with essential knowledge and skills that enable you to help children at all stages of development. We have specialized courses tailored for elementary, middle, and high school-level counseling so that you can work effectively with various age groups and their unique needs.

With our comprehensive curriculum, you’ll be fully prepared to meet the guidelines required by Virginia Department of Education as a professional school counselor. You’ll be starting your career with confidence, knowing how to work within a school team, consult teachers and parents, provide career counseling, and help youth deal with developmental challenges and tough decisions!

100% Employment

Our graduates have a 100% employment rate.

100% Pass Rate

Our graduates have a 100% pass rate for the Counselor Education Comprehensive Examination.

CACREP Accredited 

Our program is accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

The application deadline for Master of Education in School Counseling closes in:


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School counselors are an integral part of guiding their students’ academic and personal development, and our graduates emerge capable and committed to fulfill that role. Lynchburg’s comprehensive curriculum and dedicated professors will ensure you have an in-depth understanding of strategic guidance program development for the entire school community.

You’ll get on-site training that’ll help you master individual and group counseling skills for all ages. Combined with course study on theory and professional topics, you’ll be able to apply your expertise to navigate the needs of students, parents, teachers, and other school stakeholders.

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What makes the Lynchburg MEd in School Counseling unique?

Our students can count on the value of extensive hands-on learning and faculty with a deep knowledge base.

  • Small by design. Get to know your professors and work closely with them to get the most out of your degree.
  • Experiential education with a minimum of 700 hours of school-based clinical experience.
  • Graduates are eligible to be Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in Virginia.

Lynchburg taught me that the main focus of counseling is the relationship with the student, so despite navigating a whole new virtual world during COVID, I was able to focus on the positives of fostering relationships with my students despite the lockdown.

Janell Daniels ’20 MEd

School Counselor

Brooke Point High School, Stafford, VA

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