Student Assistance Coordinator Certification

DEGREE OFFERED

Graduate Certification
Option: Student Assistance Coordinator

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Fall:         March 1
Spring:    December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Department of Counselor Education offers a 27-credit program leading to New Jersey State Certification in Student Assistance Coordination. Students in this program will be prepared for the position of Student Assistance Coordinator in a public school system.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (lower GPA’s will be considered based on overall strength of application)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • A valid New Jersey or out-of-state standard instructional certificate or certification as school psychologist, school social worker, school counselor, director of school counseling services or school nurse
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.        

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 27 Credits
COUNSELING COURSES - 9 CREDITS
CED 5910 Introduction to Counseling & Human Services 3 credits
CED 5962 Group Process in Counseling 3 credits
CED 5950 Counseling Skills 3 credits

 

REQUIRED COURSES – 15 CREDITS
CED 5944 School Counseling 3 credits
CED 5501 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling 3 credits
CED 5502 Coordinating Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Abuse Programs and Services  3 credits
CED 5503 Impact of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Abuse Across the Lifespan (School Substance Awareness Coordination)* 3 credits
CED 5504 Assessment and Counseling of Alcohol/Drug-Affected Children and Families* 3 credits

*Prerequisite CED 5501 required for this course

PRACTICUM IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING – 3 CREDITS
CED 5980 Practicum in Counseling 3 credits

TOTAL OF 27 CREDITS TO COMPLETE CERTIFICATION

Program Mission and SLOs

 

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

grad-adm@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program coordinator

DR. J. BARRY MASCARI
East Campus, Room 307
T. 908.737.5954
jmascari@kean.edu

 

 

Updated 8/3/17