M.A. in Counseling Services (School Counseling Concentration)
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 Services|
|CNPY-502||Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy|
|COUN-550||Counseling Techniques Laboratory|
|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 School Counseling: Referral Sources for Clients and Special Needs Students|
|EDSO-510||Sociological and Cultural Foundations of Education|