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Department of Counselor Education

The Department of Counselor Education at Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to excellence in the initial preparation and continuing development of professionals in the counseling field. The department, located in an urban setting, provides graduate students with research-based professional studies and clinical experiences necessary for effective counseling, advocacy and leadership in diverse geographic and socioeconomic settings. Specifically, the department prepares counselors with the specialized knowledge and skills required for placement in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as postsecondary educational institutions in the commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the nation. Consistent with this approach are the program goals of graduating students who have knowledge of basic counseling theory and practice, possess competencies in essential counseling services, exhibit scholarly inquiry, have the skills necessary to evaluate relevant research, are committed to evaluating their counseling interventions and participate in a variety of professional development activities.


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