The M.A. in School Counseling prepares school counselors to maximize the potential of all students through comprehensive developmental school counseling programs, and develops skills as competent school counselors and effective consultants, collaborators, advocates and leaders in an ever-changing global society. The program of study meets the credentialing requirements set by the NJ Department of Education. Further, the program works to follow the standards set forth by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).
The M.A. in School Counseling is a 48-credit program consisting of foundation, counseling and clinical courses culminating in a school counselor internship. Throughout the program students gain the knowledge and skills to provide counseling, prevention and early identification services to help children and adolescents achieve optimal development. Students also learn how to empower students and their families to overcome educational difficulties through a multidisciplinary team intervention approach, and provide crisis intervention, disaster response and coping strategies to students and families in the school community.