Welcome to the Department of Counselor Education at Kean University!!! The Counselor Education Department offers CACREP-accredited Master degree options in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. An Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling option is approved by the New Jersey Certification Board for the LCADC. Additional options can be found by clicking the Counseling Programs tab to the right.
Graduates are employed in a variety of settings including elementary and secondary schools, colleges, agencies, community counseling and mental health centers, hospitals, and government agencies. Other graduates go on to doctoral programs in Counselor Education & Supervision.
About the Program
The Counselor Education Department programs offer a humanistic, multicultural, non-sexist program designed to train professional counselors. The program's core content provides preparation in the areas of human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, individual and group appraisal, research and evaluation, professional orientation, and individual, group, and career counseling theories and techniques. The program provides theoretical training, skill development and practical application through coursework and supervised practica and internships.
Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education and career goals. The Counselor Education Program offers three Options at the M.A. level including “School Counseling,”, leading to New Jersey Department of Education Certification “Clinical Mental Health Counseling,” and “Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling.” Certification only programs are offered for Student Assistance Coordinator and Director of School Counseling. A post M.A. program to help those holding a master’s degree obtain additional courses for applying for the Licensed Professional Counselor credential is also offered.