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College of Education - M.A. in Counseling in Educational Settings

M.A. in Counseling in Educational Settings

Hector Rios, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
(856) 256-4711
rios@rowan.edu

The graduate program in Counseling in Educational Settings (school counseling) in Rowan University's College of Education has received national accreditation. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) granted the program accreditation through 2019. It's the first time the program has achieved accreditation from CACREP.

This program prepares individuals for careers as School Counselors in K-12 educational settings or for careers in Student Affairs, working in higher education settings.

School Counseling
For individuals who aspire to careers in K-12 schools, this program leads to a Master of Arts degree in Counseling in Educational Settings, and also, New Jersey certification in School Counseling. Graduates may work in elementary, middle, and/or secondary school settings, providing student counseling services. Such services include individual and group counseling for students regarding personal, social, and educational needs; consultation with faculty and other professional staff; assessment of individual students regarding personal-social, academic and career interests and needs; consultation with families regarding the individual’s educational progress and career-related plans, as well as one’s personal and social development; and working cooperatively with community resources in assisting individuals and families.

Student Affairs in Higher Education
For individuals who aspire to careers in Student Affairs at the college and/or university level, this same program offers the Master of Arts degree in Counseling in Educational Settings, with coursework and the Practicum/Internship chosen to reflect career objectives within Student Affairs. Careers in Student Affairs include positions in college counseling centers, career centers, admissions, registrar, student life, resident life and dean of students offices.

For more information about admission and course requirements please visit the College of Graduate and Continuing Education (CGCE)

School Counselor Certification Requirements

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