This program is designed to meet the requirements set forth by the New Jersey Department of Education for certification as a school counselor. The program is designed for those who already have or are receiving a graduate degree in the helping profession but who desire to either re-specialize or dual specialize in school counseling.
Candidates for admission must have earned their graduate degree from a regionally accredited university. Application requirements and deadlines follow those established for the on-campus M.A. in School Counseling. Students may begin coursework during Fall, Spring, or Summer terms. A completed graduate application and official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions.
The curriculum for the certificate follows the same curriculum as that for the M.A. in School Counseling (see below). The program director will review each student’s transcripts in order to evaluate course equivalencies. Courses where an equivalent course has not been taken will need to be completed in the program.