Master of Education in Human Development Counseling
Master of Education in human development counseling
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in human development counseling with a specialization in school counseling is developed by faculty within the Peabody College department of human and organizational development. Designed for aspiring school counselors, the curriculum provides a rigorous and humanistic training model to prepare students to become effective K-12 school counselors.
The program prepares students for licensure in public and private schools.
Program at a Glance
60 credit hours of coursework
Can be completed in 3-4 years
Why Earn an M.Ed. in School Counseling
In K-12 settings, school counselors are critical to the social and emotional wellbeing of students who are most vulnerable during these key developmental stages. Peabody’s online M.Ed. in school counseling program trains students to become effective school counselors who are sensitive to the complexities of K-12 human development.
Students learn to meet individual needs using informed research as well as new and existing methods. A one-year internship provides a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience and apply what they have learned. Upon graduation, students will be able to translate theoretical knowledge and extensive research into effective counseling programs.
In addition to attending weekly, live online classes, students are required to attend two immersion experiences on Vanderbilt University’s campus in Nashville, Tennessee. The immersions are weekend long experiences and provide an opportunity for students to meet their peers and Vanderbilt faculty.