The MA in Counseling graduate
program, located in the College of Education & Human Services, has received
accreditation from 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.