School Counseling Program Bulletin Board

Program Announcements

The M.Ed. in School Counseling program has received an eight-year accreditation from CACREP as of July 9, 2015. CACREP is an independent accreditation agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The vision of CACREP is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of counseling and related educational programs. CACREP is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse, and complex society.

Liberty University’s School of Education, including the M.Ed. in School Counseling Program is nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now consolidated into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Study Tour

The School of Education is planning a study tour to Germany & Switzerland in 2017, which will count as credit for EDUC 604. The trip will take place June 6-15, 2017.


Job Opportunities

  • Liberty University will be hosting a virtual career fair on Tuesday, April 25. You may register and participate online at http://hireliberty.com/.

  • The Virginia Association of School Personnel Administrators (VASPA) is hosting a job fair in Portsmouth, Va. with over 50 school districts from around the state on Thursday, April 28, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth, VA  23704. Questions can be sent to registerforvaspajobfair@gmail.com.

  • Southern Teachers helps school counseling graduates find jobs in K-12 private/independent schools.

  • Liberty University's Career Center provides interviewing and resume tips.

  • Job postings are available on the LUNETWORK.

  • Be sure to continue to monitor the Human Resources website for any division with which you wish to seek employment.


Student and Graduate Awards and Recognitions

  • Claire Randall was selected as a runner up for the American Counseling Association's Graduate Student Essay Competition in 2017. Claire's message for the new federal administration on the importance of supporting the counseling needs of the populace and the counselors that provide these services in varied settings across the nation earned her a $250 prize and a complimentary registration for the 2017 ACA Conference. Congratulations, Claire!

Professional Activities/Resources

  • The Jerry Falwell Library at Liberty University provides webinars and recorded workshops for professional development.
  • The American School Counselor Association is offering a series of webinars which are free for members and $5 for non-members. Topics include college readiness for homeless youth and trauma-informed care.
  • The American Association of Christian Counselors' 2017 The Struggle is Real Summit will be held April 27-29, 2017, at Thomas Road Baptist Church. The conference will focus upon mental health and the mission of the church.
    • The AACC is seeking volunteers for this event. Volunteers receive free conference registration and the opportunity to meet the AACC staff, network, and serve God. Volunteers will still have the opportunity to attend workshops and sessions. Email volunteer@aacc.net with questions.
  • The Center for Apologetics at Liberty University hosted a professional development for the faculty on the topic "Preparing Our Students in Engage the Post-Modern World."
  • Dr. Gerald Corey hosted An Integrative Approach to Counseling webinar.
  • Join ASCA Scene
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • The International Registry of Counselor Education Programs (IRCEP) is excited to announce the launch of the International Graduate Student Group, a closed Facebook group for international master’s and doctoral level counseling students. This group was designed to create a community that informs, connects, and inspires international graduate students who are interested in promoting the internationalization of the counseling profession, as well as discuss issues and share insightful resources that are relevant to international students. If you're interested, please join the “International Graduate Counselor Education Students” group on Facebook. It is a closed group, so you will have to send a request to join.
  • School Counselor Central provides a valuable data driven tool for school counselors to develop programs, track students, and more.
     

Community Service/Volunteer Opportunities

  • Appomattox Elementary School in Appomattox, Va. is seeking volunteers to participate in a program addressing issues relating to student interaction and transitioning to middle school. Volunteers would meet with students about once a week for 4-6 weeks. Those interested can contact Carolyn Lawson at CBLawson@acpsweb.com or (434) 352-0531.
  • Pfunanane, a Christian school, children's home, equestrian program, and sponsorship program located in South Africa, is seeking counselors for a year-long commitment with the ministry.

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