MA in Counseling w/ CONC: School Counseling

Coordinator: Dr. Amanda Baden
Office: University Hall, Room 3211
Phone Number: (973) 655-7216


School counselors, formerly referred to as guidance counselors, work in K-12 settings in both public and private schools. Our program prepares students to work across grade levels and with diverse student populations. We teach students about comprehensive school counseling programs consistent with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model ( Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for school counselor certification in New Jersey, a required credential for the profession.

The School Counseling program is CACREP accredited. The program consists of 48 credit hours including 3 semesters of fieldwork. Full-time and part-time study are available for students, with most courses offered in the evenings and other arrangements to accommodate work schedules. Please note that students must have flexibility to complete the fieldwork experiences at an approved school site during the latter portion of their time in the program. Full-time students can generally complete the 48 credit hour program in 2 ½ to 3 calendar years. Many core courses are offered in the summer session to facilitate timely completion of the degree.

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Counseling - Masters, Certification and Certificate Programs Brochure
The Counseling programs at Montclair State University prepare students to become multiculturally competent counselors in a variety of work settings. Students are prepared to work with diverse populations in elementary and secondary schools, community agencies, student affairs positions in colleges and universities, and substance abuse treatment facilities.

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