Master of Education in School Counseling Overview
Grand Valley State University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in school counseling prepares students to work as school counselors in K-12 public and private school systems.
About the M.Ed.
The program, offered through Grand Valley’s College of Education, is designed to prepare school counselors to provide comprehensive guidance and counseling that promotes career, academic, and personal/social development of K-12 students.
- Career-oriented. This program leads to a school counselor endorsement or a school counselor license in Michigan and opens up career opportunities for professional renewal and development.
- Flexibility. Evening, weekend, and summer classes make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules.
- Convenience. Courses are offered primarily at the L.V. Eberhard Center and the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids.
- Accreditation. Grand Valley State University’s College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- Service. The College of Education Student Information and Services Center provides centralized services for advising, program planning, field placement, and certification.
Each candidate for the M.Ed. degree must complete six semester hours in foundation courses in the following areas: research and evaluation and social foundations of education. In addition, the candidate must meet the requirements in the emphasis area of the program. A minimum of 36 semester hours is required
Graduate applications for admission are available online. The university application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.
Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost and a number of ways to finance your graduate degree. Several scholarships are available through the College of Education for candidates who qualify. In addition, College of Education students may be eligible to receive a Federal TEACH Grant of up to $4,000 per year.
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