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The Department of Professional Counseling offers opportunities for a degree at the MEd level. Within the department, the CACREP-accredited professional counseling program seeks to prepare, educate, and mentor ethical and competent professional counselors who are knowledgeable in issues of diversity and life span development. The program further seeks to enhance development of self-awareness, skills in advocating for clients/students and the profession, consultation and collaboration skills, and clinical practice in a diverse and technological society. 

Learn more about our program:

  • MEd in Professional Counseling
  • Minor in Disability Studies
Professional Counseling
A William Paterson University degree in professional counseling with school counseling concentration can prepare you for a career as a school counselor in the state of New Jersey. The clinical mental health counseling concentration directly leads to eligibility as a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), the first step towards obtaining the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential in the state of New Jersey. (NOTE: A passing score on the National Certification Exam is required in order to apply for the LAC and/or LPC.)