(Also offered online)
The Master of Arts with a major in School Counseling program is a degree program that trains school counselors for work in ethnically, geographically, and socially diverse K-12 educational settings. The 48 credit program prepares students for certification as school counselors through theoretical, clinical, and professional coursework and experiences including a 9 credit field internship in a school.
Students will develop skills as competent counselors and effective consultants, collaborators, advocates, and leaders in our schools. The overarching program goals are to prepare school counselors to maximize the potential of all students through comprehensive developmental school counseling programs; to advocate for the academic, career and personal-social success of every student through positive systemic school counseling reform; and to empower students and their families as partners in life-long learning and development in an ever changing global world.
The program meets the credentialing requirements set by the NJ State Board of Education for school counselor certification.
Residency Requirement (Online Delivery)
Students in the online Master of Arts in School Counseling delivery are required to attend two on-site residencies, with the first residency held at the beginning of the program for a weekend-long training, and the second residency taking place during the second year of the program for a weekend-long training.