School Counseling – Graduate Degree

Degree Offered: Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)

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: School Counseling - M.A.Ed.

Program Description: Western's program in counseling provides students with academic and field-based experience leading to a Master of Arts M.A.Ed. in Education in School Counseling. The program prepares individuals for employment as counselors in elementary, middle and high schools and leads to a recommendation for licensure by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Graduates from the program also have the option to begin the application process for professional counselor licensure (LPC) in North Carolina.

The program is a minimum two years in length consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours.

This program is nationally CACREP-accredited.

Location of Course Offerings: Biltmore Park

Admission Requirements:

Application Deadline: February 1 for Fall admission

Prerequisites: Up to nine hours of coursework may be required to supplement undergraduate education.

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Lisen Roberts
Department of Human Services

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