School Counseling & Counselor Education

The Department of Psychology & Counseling offers Education Specialist (Ed.S.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs.

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Counseling

The mission of the Valdosta State University School Counseling Program is to educate professionals who will be leaders in the school environment and who accept responsibility for removing barriers and offering equal access to services for all students.  The main emphasis of the School Counseling Program is to train school counselors who function as leaders utilizing data, advocacy, collaboration and consultation to provide academic, career, and personal/social counseling and services to assist students from diverse backgrounds in achieving high levels of academic success. 

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education

The Master of Education in Counselor Education offers two tracks, School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Information about the School Counseling track is available here.  Please contact Dr. Adams at ksadams@valdosta.edu or Dr. Grimes at legrimes@valdosta.edu for additional information about the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track.  Further updates about the CMHC track will be available here in mid January 2019. 

The mission of the Valdosta State University Counselor Education Program is to educate professionals who will be leaders in the school environment and who accept responsibility for removing barriers and offering equal access to services for all students.  The main emphasis of the Counselor Education Program is to train school counselors who function as leaders utilizing data, advocacy, collaboration and consultation to provide academic, career, and personal/social counseling and services to assist students from diverse backgrounds in achieving high levels of academic success.