Masters in Counseling
The Program in Counseling offers two choices for counseling majors, and both result in a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in Counseling. One is a specialization in school counseling that prepares individuals for careers as counselors in elementary and secondary schools. The program requires a minimum of 48 credits, is NCATE accredited and meets state certification requirements of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Students seeking school counselor certification in other states should consult the appropriate certification offices in those jurisdictions. The second program requires a minimum of 60 credits and prepares the student to take the exam that will allow them to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). The LPC is authorized to do work in schools, communities, and private practice.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Facts & Figures
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999