Master of Education with a cognate in School Counseling

Master of Education (M.Ed.) – School Counselor

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The Master of Education with a specialization in School Counselor program prepares you to be a school counselor in Christian, public and private schools. You will master counseling and psychology skills, focusing on ethics and techniques, ethnicity and family counseling and career guidance. Courses provide specialized preparation for individuals seeking credentials for a K-12 school position or those with a desire to further their education and pursue either an Ed.S. or Ed.D.

This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a state-approved program for advanced licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements.

TEACH Grant   NCATE    

Quick Facts

Program Delivery Format

Residency Requirements

Credit Hours

  • 48 total credit hours
  • Up to 12 credit hours can be transferred in from an accredited and unconferred degree


  • A 6-credit hour internship is a required part of the M.Ed. program.


  • The Education Department will verify that students have completed one of Liberty’s Virginia state-approved licensure programs.
  • Students should verify any additional licensure requirements with their home state.
  • No prior teaching license is required for this program.

Potential Career Fields

  • School Counselor

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