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Pave the Way for Expression, Exploration and Transformation

Become a resource for social change.

Empower others to find their voice, explore their purpose and change their futures. It all starts with the Online Master of Education in Counseling program.

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Built on Innovation, Collaboration and Community Engagement

The history and academic legacy of William & Mary extends back to 1693, when the institution began as a flourishing grammar school that also offered undergraduate and advanced study courses. Our founders had a vision to solve complex educational problems through innovative and participatory teaching, and we continue their efforts today with a mission to transform the world and individual communities through research and education. Building on these ideas, our university grew steadily into the beacon of excellence in liberal arts education and professional studies for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students that it is today.

Driven by Diversity

We are quick to embrace the idea of diversity. Each of our students is a unique learner called to our programs by fiercely personal convictions and distinct aspirations regarding who they will serve, where and why. Who can know what diverse groups they will encounter and support in their professional endeavors? Fortunately, our faculty and staff also represent an incredible diversity of experience. They are equipped to help students understand not only themselves but others and serve all people with equal commitment and compassion.

Our collective experience, along with an acknowledgement of interconnectedness among all people, continuously fosters this belief in diversity. This idea also extends into the unique values we have long upheld at the W&M School of Education, including:

  • Innovative teaching and learning
  • Influential research
  • Community engagement
  • Cultural competence and diversity
  • Positive climate
  • Clear and supportive organizational structures

These same values are also directly reflected in the Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling, which is built on a comprehensive curriculum that champions cultural responsiveness, the preservation of diversity and the advancement of social justice across all demographics.

A Reputation Reinforced by Accreditation and Accolades

The W&M School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and each of our professional education programs is nationally recognized and accredited by the Virginia Department of Education. Additionally, our Online M.Ed. in Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and prepares students to apply for professional licensure or endorsement in their field.

Further endorsing the school’s reputation for excellence, the institution has been consistently ranked among the top 75 in the nation’s Best Education Schools by U.S. News & World Report.1

An Engaging Online Degree Experience

The Online M.Ed. in Counseling is driven by an immersive online learning platform and interactive dashboard. The dashboard lets you keep a close eye on your current coursework and ensure that you’re on track with program deliverables. Plus, our digital tools are offered alongside 24/7 technical support, ensuring you’re never without access to critical materials.

Full-Time Commitment to Student Success

We believe in the power of counseling and recognize that this profession is rooted in a personal calling to serve others. So, just as you will become committed to the success of your counseling clients, we are committed to your success as a student and are proud to offer extensive learning and career resources, all accessible to you online.

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05
Priority Application Deadline

November 5
Spring 2019 Term

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03
Application Deadline

December 3
Spring 2019 Term

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  1. Retrieved on March 20, 2018, from https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/college-of-william-and-mary-06209