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Counselor Education

The Counselor Education program offers three (3) tracks for college graduates interested in preparing for counseling roles in a wide variety of settings including K-12 schools, colleges/universities, and 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 diverse client needs.  Graduates will assist clients in self-discovery, personal growth, and in making healthy lifestyle choices.  Evidence of a criminal background check is required for admission to this program.  An initial practicum and a final internship are required in all three tracks.

 

 

Admissions

For complete admissions information and forms, please visit the admissions pages of the 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.

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.

 

Core Requirements for the Master's Degree

  • COUN 503 Introduction to the Counseling Profession (3)
  • COUN 505 Theories of Counseling (3) 
  • COUN 507 Lifespan Development (3) 
  • COUN 510 Research Methods and Design (3)
  • COUN 545 Techniques of Counseling (3)
  • COUN 555 Testing and assessment in Counseling (3)
  • COUN 601 Multicultural Counseling (3)
  • COUN 605 Group Counseling Theories and Techniques (3)
  • COUN 610 Career Counseling (3)
  • COUN 651 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling (3)
  • COUN 699 Comprehensive Examinations (0)
  • TOTAL CORE HOURS REQUIRED: 30

TRACKS: One track MUST be selected and thirty credit hours completed.
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS REQUIRED: 60

Select a Counselor Education Track.

 

Program Coordinators

Kevin Doyle

Dr. Kathleen McCleskey

Assistant Professor
Hull 224
434-395-4962
mccleskeyka@longwood.edu

 

Dr. Lauren Wynne

Assistant Professor
Hull 223
434.395.4915
wynnels@longwood.edu