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

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What can I do with a master’s degree 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.

The program is accredited under the 2009 CACREP standards and is approved for certification with the New Jersey Department of Education.

The program also meets the certification requirements for many other states and meets the core requirements of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Students may take two additional courses to also qualify for the Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) Certificate.

Course & Degree Requirements

Group I (33 semester hours)
COUN-500 Introduction to Counseling & Helping Professions
CNPY-502 Theories of Counseling and Helping Professions
CNPY-514 Psychopathology
COUN-550 Counseling & Helping Techniques Laboratory
COUN-503 Group Counseling
COUN-504 Vocational/Career Development in Educational Settings
COUN-530 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling or Psychotherapy
EDPS-503 Human Growth and Development
CNPY-518 Counseling with Children, Adolescents and Their Families

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