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

  • 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.

  • A list of potential interview questions for school counseling positions is provided by ASCA.

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 Center for Apologetics at Liberty University hosted a professional development for the faculty on the topic "Preparing Our Students to 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

  • 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.

Conferences & Events

Ethical Standards/Guidelines

Professional Organizations

Accrediting Bodies

Credentialing Bodies and Licensure