The M.A. in Counseling/Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Professional Counseling prepares students to promote optimal human development and empower clients to solve personal, interpersonal, career and other mental health problems, using a wellness model to diagnose, counsel and implement treatment for these clients.
The M.A. in Counseling/Ed.S. in Professional Counseling includes a 48-credit master's program and an additional 12 credits of advanced-level practice and knowledge courses for a total of 60 credits. The program provides foundational courses for understanding individual and systems behavior. Throughout the duration of the program students will gain knowledge and skills in individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, prevention, consultation, lifespan development, career counseling, advocacy, and multiculturalism.
The Professional and School Counseling programs at Seton Hall strive for academic excellence and meet the requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in the state of New Jersey and most other states in the country.
While the programs provide the necessary education and experience for licensure as a professional counselor in New Jersey and most other states if students choose to pursue it, some states have specific requirements of which students should be aware. All incoming students are required to review their state of origin or preferred state regulations prior to admittance, and do so again in their first semester to outline additional requirements for licensure.