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Counselor Education

The Counselor Education program offers five (5) tracks for college graduates interested in preparing for counseling roles in a wide variety of settings from elementary schools to mental health centers. Students will receive solid grounding in the theoretical frameworks of counseling and how they translate into individual and group interventions tailored to individual client needs. Graduates will assist clients in self-discovery, personal growth, and in making healthy lifestyle choices. A teaching license is not required for admission to this program. All tracks culminate in a supervised field experience.

NOTE: Students are cautioned to work closely with their advisors in planning their studies since some courses have prerequisites and are sequenced to begin with the fall semester.

 

Admissions

For admissions information please visit the Longwood University College of Graduate & Professional Studies website.

 

Advising

Newly admitted students are assigned the appropriate advisor. The assignment of the advisor generally is not changed unless the student changes his/her degree program. Prior to registration, students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor regarding course selection and sequence, career goals, and relevant academic policies. Although the academic advisor assists students with curriculum decisions and options, the student bears full responsibility for meeting graduation requirements.

 

Core Requirements for the Master's Degree

  • COUN 500 Research Methods and Design (3) (Required within the first nine hours)
  • COUN 503 Introduction to the Counseling Profession (3)
  • COUN 505 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3) 
  • COUN 507 Lifespan Development (3) 
  • COUN 545 Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
  • COUN 555 Psychological Testing and Appraisal (3)
  • COUN 601 Counseling in a Pluralistic Society (3)
  • COUN 605 Group Counseling Theories and Techniques (3)
  • COUN 610 Career Counseling & Career Development (3)
  • COUN 612 Counseling for Personal and Social Adjustment (3)
  • COUN 699 Comprehensive Examinations (0)
  • TOTAL CORE HOURS REQUIRED: 30

TRACKS: One track must be selected and nine, eighteen or thirty credit hours completed.
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS REQUIRED: 39, 48 or 60

Select a Counselor Education Track.

 

Program Coordinators

Kevin Doyle

Dr. Kevin Doyle

Assistant Professor
Hall 222
434-395-2328
doyleks@longwood.edu

 

Dr. Donald Fleming

Assistant Professor
Hull 234
434-395-2258
flemingdc@longwood.edu