Counselor Education Home

Preparing compassionate, trauma informed professionals

Welcome to the Department of Counselor Education (CED) at Kean University! Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education and career goals.

CED offers CACREP-accredited Master degree options in School Counseling (SC) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)

The CMHC option prepares the graduate to begin the process of obtaining Professional Counselor license (LPC). The SC option qualifies for NJ Department of Education Crtification as School COunselor.  

An Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling option is approved for licensing 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. Some 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 CACREP areas through theoretical training, skill development and practical application in coursework and supervised practica and internships.

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 in Counseling of 48 credits obtain additional courses for applying for the LPC is also offered.

CED provides students a broad-based graduate education in counseling that is sensitive to cultural, gender and sexual orientation differences, and committed to lifelong self-exploration and professional development. The program aims to provide affordable graduate level CACREP accredited programs in a variety of Master’s and post-graduate areas in keeping with Kean's mission to address the needs of first generation students, adult learners, and those from underserved/disenfranchised groups. 
CED offers classes at both Union and Ocean (Tom's RIver), with classes on week nights at 4:30 & 7:30, and some optional Saturday and Sunday courses.
Flexible options for completing the internship at a variety of sites, as well as qualifying sites of current employment, are available.