School Counseling Certificate

100% Online 48 credits * 2.5 years

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Online program

2 year or less completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE or admission tests

No weekend classes


For individuals with a personal or professional interest in school counseling.

What You Learn

Become a school counselor who assists students, families, the school community, and the community as a whole. This 48-credit MED degree program delves into the theories of counseling and child development as well as intervention methods and includes substantial internship time.

How You Learn

This is a cohort program. The entire program is laid out in advance. Students finish 1, 3-credit course every 7.5 weeks. Cohort courses run during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Online activities may include assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments, and group activities done electronically.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of the 48-credit program and 700-hour clinical, students will be eligible for NJ certification as a School Counselor will have earned a Masters of Education degree.

Degree Requirements

Courses Required for the Master’s of Education with School Counseling Certification:

EDC5001Philo & Psych Found of Incl Ed3
EDC6301Foundations of School Counseling3
EDC5032Comm Serv for Stdts at-Risk & w/ Except3
EDC5038Psychology of the Exceptional Child3
EDC6302Theory & Procedures of Counseling3
EDC5040Counseling Diverse Populations3
EDC5158Instr Technology for Incl Education3
EDC6303Counseling & Interview Techniques3
EDC5014Methods of Res for Leaders in Incl Sch3
EDC5010Curr Leadership for the Incl Sch3
EDC5037Psych & Ed Assess of Studnts w/ Disabl3
EDC6304Career Counseling & Development3
EDC6305School Counseling Seminar I3
EDC6306School Counseling Seminar II3
EDC6092School Counseling Internship I3
EDC6093School Counseling Internship II3
 Total Credit Hours Required48
Please Note:

Program and course requirements are subject to change to comply with university policy and updates to NJDOE certification regulations.