School Counseling

DEGREE OFFERED

M.A. in Counseling

CAMPUS OPTIONS

  • Main Campus (Union, NJ)
  • Kean Ocean Campus (Toms River, NJ)** 
    *Students may have to take courses at our Kean Union campus to complete all degree requirements.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall Entry:       March 1 (All applications are reviewed AFTER the deadline)

Spring Entry:  November 1 (Main/Union Campus)
                      December 1 (Ocean Campus)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling option, was accredited by CACREP in January 2012 and NCATE accredited and is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education for state certification 

in School Counseling (formerly known as Student Personnel Services). This option provides comprehensive training to serve in both elementary and secondary school counseling settings, and includes supervised practice with two internships in a school setting.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (lower GPA’s may be considered based on overall strength of application, including career experience and time since graduation)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • Personal statement that addresses why you have chosen Counseling as a profession and what qualities you can bring to the program
  • Professional Resume/CV detailing work and volunteer experiences relevant to counseling
  • 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.

This program does NOT require the GRE for admission

The overall decision on an applicant's candidacy weighs multiple factors on the application, with the GPA being only one part.  Experiences (volunteer, personal life events, etc.) and/or employment that enhance the applicant's chances of being employed in their chosen option after graduating and a maturity in their career choice are considered in the decision making process.  The Personal Statement reflecting the aforementioned qualities plays a significant role in the applicant's overall ranking and whether an interview maybe required.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants who are offered admission are conditionally accepted; following successful completion of the nine credit core courses, students participate in a selections session to advance to full matriculation
  • 48 credits
  • Practica and internships
  • Two semester Advanced Seminar
  • Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE)

CORE COURSES - 9 CREDITS

CED 5910

Orientation to Professional Counseling

3 credits

CED 5962

Group Process in Counseling

3 credits

CED 5950

Principles and Procedures of Counseling

3 credits

Students must be fully admitted by the selection committee following completion of the three core courses

REQUIRED COURSES – 21 CREDITS

CED 5050

Appraisal and Assessment in Counseling

3 credits

CED 5915

Multicultural Counseling

3 credits

CED 5952

Theories of Counseling

3 credits

CED 5963

Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

3 credits

CED 5975

Career Counseling and Development

3 credits

CED 5997

Research Methods in Counseling

3 credits

CED 5925

Counseling Perspectives in Human Development

3 credits

 

SPECIALIZED COURSES – 9 CREDITS

CED 5944

School Counseling

3 credits

CED 5945

Selected Topics in Counseling Children & Adolescents

3 credits

Three additional credits from the following

ASD 5000

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Associate Conditions

3 credits

CED 5979

Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology

3 credits

ASD 5001

Principles and Practices in Behavior Management and

1.5 credits

ASD 5007

Teaching Social Skills to Youth Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders

1.5 credits

 

PRACTICUM AND INTERNSHIP COURSES - 9 CREDITS

CED 5980

Practicum in Counseling

3 credits

CED 5985

Internship in Counseling I

3 credits

CED 5986

Internship in Counseling II

3 credits

TOTAL OF 48 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

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