School Counseling Concentration


The school counseling concentration is a 60 credit masters program leading to certification as a school counselor in the state of New Jersey. The program consists of a common core of 42 Credits, 12 Credits specific to school counseling, and 2 electives. A New Jersey Standard Teacher's certificate is not required to obtain School Counseling Certification. 

In order to begin internship, students must successfully complete a student portfolio as well as passing the Pre-Internship Benchmark Exam (PIB). After successfully completing these requirements and the 60 Credits, the student is eligible to apply and be endorsed for the NJ School Counselor Certification.


Graduate Program Handbook

School Counseling Student Practicum Handbook

School Counseling Site Supervisor Practicum Handbook

School Counseling Student Internship Handbook

School Counseling Site Supervisor Internship Handbook

*Please be advised that admissions requirements, curriculum, and course schedules are subject to modification without notice.

There are approximately 85 matriculated students in the Professional Counseling Program. Out of those students, approximately 82% are female and 18% are male. The racial make-up of students in approximately 65% White, 18% Hispanic, 8% African American, 9% identified as other, and 2% Asian Pacific. Approximately 97% of matriculated students graduate from the program in the expected time frame, three years for full time students and four years for part time students.

This year, 2017, there were 7 graduates from the Clinical Mental Health concentration and 21 graduates from the School Concentration. Out of the 28 graduates, 19 took the National Counselor Exam (NCE) this year and 18 students passed giving the program a pass rate of 97%.