M.A. in Counseling Services (School Counseling Concentration)

This 48-credit program prepares students to be certified as a school counselor in elementary and secondary public and private schools. The program’s emphasis is on developmental counseling. Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the program has been approved for certification by the New Jersey State Board of Education and meets the certification requirements in most other states; and meets the core requirements of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Students may take two additional courses to also qualify for the Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) Certificate.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Trevor Buser
Assistant Professor
Office: Memorial Hall 202-M
Phone: (609) 896-7750
Fax: (609) 896-5362
Email: tbuser@rider.edu

Group I (33 semester hours)
COUN-500Introduction to Counseling Services
CNPY-502Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
CNPY-514Psychopathology
COUN-550Counseling Techniques Laboratory
COUN-503Group Counseling
COUN-505Vocational/Career Development
COUN-530Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling or Psychotherapy
EDPS-503Human Growth and Development
CNPY-518Counseling with Children, Adolescents and Their Families
COUN-580

COUN-581
Elementary School Counseling Practicum
or
Secondary School Counseling Practicum
COUN-590Internship in Counseling Services I
COUN-591Internship in Counseling Services II
Group II (6 semester hours)
EDPS-520Measurement, Tests and Assessments in Counseling
EDUC-500Introduction to Research
Group III (6 semester hours)
EDSO-501Foundations of School Counseling: Referral Sources for Clients and Special Needs Students
EDSO-510Sociological and Cultural Foundations of Education