Counseling Comprehensive Exam - Date Set for Spring 2013
TO: Master's Counseling Program Students
FROM: Dr. Gainor & Dr. Shurts, Counseling Comps Coordinators
Re: Counseling Comprehensive Exam
Spring 2013 Master's Counseling Comprehensive Exam Information--Please review these dates/locations carefully and review the entire message:
EXAM DATE--Saturday, February 23rd
APPLICATION DEADLINE--Thursday, February 7th
Sign-In/Registration Time - 12:40-1:00 PM (students must arrive during this window - instructions begin at approximately 1:00 PM)
Exam Time - 1:15 PM-5:15 PM
Exam Location - University Hall, Room 1010
Please be advised that ONLY students on a master's program track must take and pass Comps. Students who are ONLY pursuing a Certificate (e.g., SAC, CADC, Advanced Cert, Post-Master's Cert) do not have to take Comps.
Again, the application deadline is Thursday, February 7th, so please be sure to submit your materials on time. Both application forms listed below must be submitted to our Department Administrator, Lucille Gesualdi, University Hall, Counseling Suite, Room 3165 by the deadline.
Students MUST also submit a check or money order for $45.00 with their application made out to "CCE" (The Center for Credentialing & Education)--Checks will not be cashed/deposited until after the administration of the exam.
Here are the links to the required application forms (complete both--YOU DO NOT NEED YOUR ADVISOR'S SIGNATURE BEFORE SUBMITTING):
Student ID Numbers (not Social Security Numbers) must be included on the Comprehensive Exam applications. Social Security Numbers will not be accepted and your application will not be processed. Again, please note that you do not need to have your advisor sign either of the forms--We will forward your application materials to the Graduate Program Coordinator for signature.
Dates for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Comprehensive Exams
The tentative dates Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Comps have been set as follows:
Fall 2013 -- Saturday, October 26th (time TBA)
Spring 2014 -- Saturday, March 22nd (time TBA)
Students planning to take Comps next academic year are strongly encouraged to note these dates and keep them free from other commitments. Please remember Comps is only offered 2 times per year (Fall and Spring) -- There is no summer administration, nor are there any other alternative administrations.
Students are again reminded that we have a thorough overview of Comps and responses to Comps FAQ at the following URL:
Ph.D Program in Counselor Education
Montclair State University is accepting applicants for its Ph.D program in Counselor Education for Fall 2013.
The only doctoral program in counselor education in the New Jersey/ New York metropolitan area, the primary objective of this Ph.D program is to prepare scholars and practitioners to become leaders in maximizing the mental health and quality of life for individuals, families, communities, and educational organizations.
Individuals with counselor education doctoral degrees work as academic faculty in higher education and in administrative and managerial roles in health care agencies, nonprofit organizations, community agencies, and student affairs/academic affairs units in colleges and universities as well as in businesses. In addition to consultants for agencies on specific projects-for example, consultants to state departments of education concerning guidance outreach to underserved populations.
The Montclair State University Ph.D program in Counselor Education combines scholarly preparation and advanced counseling and supervision practice in preparation to pursue these and other career opportunities. Applications are being accepted for Fall 2013 study. Review of completed applications, including review for doctoral assistantships, will begin on or about November 1, 2012. The final application deadline for Fall 2013 is February 1, 2013.
MA in Counseling Program is Accredited by CACREP
The MA in Counseling graduate program, located in the College of Education & Human Services, is accredited by the prestigious Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP has established rigorous standards for the preparation of counselors, and only about 21% of counseling graduate degree programs in the United States are accredited by CACREP.
The vision of CACREP is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in professional preparation though the accreditation of counseling and related educational programs. As an accrediting body, CACREP is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse and complex society. CACREP is dedicated to (1) encouraging and promoting the continuing development and improvement of preparation programs, and (2) preparing counseling and related professionals to provide service consistent with the ideal of optimal human development.
The MA in Counseling graduate program at Montclair State University allows its students to elect a concentration in one of four areas: Addictions Counseling, Community Counseling, School Counseling and Student Affairs/Counseling in Higher Education. The department of Counseling and Educational Leadership also offers post-baccalaureate and post-master's certification and certificate programs in Counseling, and the PhD in Counselor Education. For more information about these graduate programs in Counseling, please visit the department Web site.