Master of Arts in Education: School Counseling

The Counseling Program is designed to provide the qualifications necessary to apply for a license or certification as a School Counselor. This program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

The practical focus allows graduate students to develop advanced techniques in the specialized areas of counseling that schools require. Graduate students who complete the program will gain the prerequisite knowledge about counseling, but more importantly will gain the necessary background and skills to guide students beyond the pedagogical scope provided in typical counseling programs. Knowledge and skills are developed along contemporary challenges faced by today’s schools. Appropriate emphasis is placed on techniques for counseling students in general education classes as well as specialized settings. 

Required Courses
GE-502Psychological Foundations of Learning3
GE-505Directed Research in Education3
GE-512Assessment of Student Ability and Achievement3
GE-660Introduction to Counseling3
GE-661Individual Counseling and Interviewing3
GE-662Group Counseling3
GE-663Career Counseling3
GE-664College Counseling3
GE-665Crisis Counseling3
GE-667Abnormal Psychology3
GE-668Psychology of Exceptional Children3
GE-669Community Agencies, Organizations and Resources3
GE-670Multicultural Counseling3
GE-671Substance Abuse and Treatment3
GE-672Practicum in Counseling I3
GE-673Practicum in Counseling II3
Total Credits48