University of Virginia  

Our mission is to prepare ethical, culturally competent school counselors who address individual and systemic barriers to educational achievement and personal development in the context of a comprehensive school counseling program. Our graduate students will demonstrate a commitment to advocate for their PK-12 students, the systems in which they live and work, and the school counseling profession. Upon graduation, our students will be competent in promoting the academic, career, and social-emotional development of students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our students will demonstrate competency in the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive school counseling program.
The two year Program is accredited by CACREP and approved by the Virginia Department of Education.

Institution Location

417 Emmet Street South
P.O. Box 400267
Charlottesville VA, US
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School Counseling

Program Degree


Program Contact

Dr. Blaire Cholewa

Accredited Under Standards


  • Graduates of this program are considered CACREP graduates beginning September 1, 1978
  • Accreditation Start Date: March 1, 1980
  • Accreditation Expiration: October 31, 2027
  • Accreditation Status: 8 Year

Status Information

The program was found to meet all standards in a satisfactory manner.

Program History

Four programs were accredited by the ACES Committee on Accreditation in February 1980:  Counseling in Community and Other Agency Settings (M.Ed.), School Counseling (M.Ed.), Student Personnel Services in Higher Education (M.Ed.) and Counselor Education (School Counseling) (Ed.D. and Ph.D.).  These four programs were reviewed and accepted as CACREP accredited when CACREP was established in 1981.