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Dr. Rebekah Cole

Dr. Rebekah Cole, Program Director, School Counseling Program

"I hope to help my students develop an understanding of the need for equity and social justice in the school systems they will serve in."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Counseling — Old Dominion University, 2010
  • M.Ed. in School Counseling — College of William and Mary, 2008
  • B.A. in English and Hispanic Studies — College of William and Mary, 2005

Career Highlights:

Rebekah Cole is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She has over eight years of experience working as a school counselor educator in the online learning environment and is passionate about helping school counseling students across the world pursue their career goals. Rebekah graduated from Old Dominion University in 2010 with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and from the College of William and Mary in 2008 with a M.Ed. in School Counseling. As a military spouse, Rebekah has lived in Europe and Asia and is currently living in San Diego, CA with her husband and two children. Her research interests include informing school counselors of best practices for working with military families and developing best practices for supporting students in online education.

Links to share:

In which online degree program do you teach?

MSE School Counseling Crisis and Trauma

MSE School Counseling Special Populations

Which classes do you teach online?

COUN 6013: Introduction to School Counseling

COUN 6053: Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling

What do you want students to learn in your classes?

I hope to help my students develop an understanding of the need for equity and social justice in the school systems they will serve in.

Why did you start teaching?

I enjoy seeing my students develop in their professional identities and become prepared to help students from all backgrounds in their future work.

What advice would you give to those considering the MSE in School Counseling online programs?

These programs are comprehensive, and at times challenging, but well worth the effort to become a well-prepared and well-equipped professional school counselor.

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