Certification in Student Assistance Coordinator

DEGREE OFFERED

Graduate Certification
Option: Student Assistance Coordinator

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Fall:         June 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 Principles and Procedures of Counseling 3 credits

 

REQUIRED COURSES – 15 CREDITS
CED 5944 School Counseling 3 credits
CED 5501 Survey of 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

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

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

 

 

Updated 3/28/13