The School Counseling Program is divided into two degree concentrations:
Master of Education / Elementary School Counseling (PreK-8)
Master of Education / Secondary School Counseling (5-12)
This program is designed to prepare candidates to work as counselors in school settings. The program allows candidates to complete a master’s degree in education while developing the qualifications necessary to meet the Commonwealth of Massachusetts requirements for licensure as either an elementary/middle school counselor (PreK-8) or a middle/secondary counselor (5-12).
Prerequisite Program Requirements
One course in Educational Psychology or General Psychology
One course in Developmental Psychology relevant to level (i.e., Child Growth for Pre K-8, Adolescent Psychology for 5-12)
One course in Learning or Human Behavior or equivalent
Measurement and Evaluation, or equivalent (e.g., Statistics)
*The practicum experience requires that the student be available for 500 hours of field work over two semesters, as well as a weekly class seminar. Candidates for initial licensure must take and pass all required sections of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure prior to entering the practicum.
**EDU 734 is recommended for students in the PreK-8 school counseling track.
The successful completion of a Comprehensive Examination is required for completion of degree requirements.