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Vanderbilt University – Online Master of Education with Specialization in School Counseling2019-03-06T20:16:30+00:00

Vanderbilt University – Online Master of Education with Specialization in School Counseling

Program Overview

Total Credits 48
Type of Degree Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Full-Time/Part-Time Both
Time to Complete Two to three years
On-Campus Immersions Two (2) on-campus immersions in Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College is committed to shaping today’s best school counselors through innovation, research and hands-on experiential learning. The Master of Education in human development counseling with a specialization in school counseling program is designed for students interested in developing the practical, creative and critical-thinking skills to make a positive difference in individual lives.

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Through the online M.Ed. program, students develop the skills needed to effectively manage school counseling programs in K-12 settings. Vanderbilt’s state-of-the-art instruction combines theory, practice, collaboration and research to ensure students develop the competency and confidence to excel in their field.

Peabody Online students:

  • Can earn a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in human development counseling from Vanderbilt University’s top-ranked Peabody College without relocating
  • Attend live, face-to-face online classes every week and complete interactive coursework from any Internet-enabled device
  • Earn the same degree and have access to the same opportunities and resources as their on-campus peers
  • Have the opportunity to network with peers and faculty at in-person immersion experiences in Nashville, Tennessee

Student Experience

Peabody Online blends live online classes, self-paced course work and interactive projects. The online learning format facilitates collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving within an interdisciplinary curriculum. From enrollment to graduation, Vanderbilt University offers 24/7 student support, career services and an extensive alumni network.

Coursework and Curriculum

The curriculum provides a rigorous and humanistic training model to prepare students to become effective K-12 school counselors. Developed and led by Vanderbilt University faculty, each course maintains the same academic rigor and standards as on-campus programs.

Graduates gain the knowledge to create effective school counseling programs in K-12 settings. Skills learned include counseling principles and ethics, creative strategies, problem-solving, human development and social-emotional care.

Additionally, students focus on the following key areas of study in order to meet program objectives and develop critical skills:

  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Human Growth
  • Helping Relationships
  • Research and Assessment
  • Career Development
  • Ethical Practice

Application Requirements

To submit an application, interested applicants must include the following items:

  • All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and participate in an admissions interview
  • Complete online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts
  • Interest and goals statement
  • Reference letters
  • Standardized test scores (GRE/GMAT) are strongly encouraged but not required
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (if applicable)

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