Which New Jersey Schools Offer School Counseling Diploma Programs?

Find out which New Jersey schools offer school counseling programs. See requirements, prerequisites, course options and school information for schools in the area. Schools offering Counseling degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Are you looking for New Jersey schools that offer school counseling programs? Here you can read about four schools in the area and their course options and requirements.

What You Need to Know

Diploma programs in school counseling are offered at colleges and universities in New Jersey. These programs are offered at the graduate level, usually to students who have completed a master's degree in the field or who have experience in the field. School counseling programs also prepare students for state certification and licensure as school counselors. Read on to find out more about school counseling programs in New Jersey and if they will work for you.

School Counseling Diploma Programs in New Jersey

Caldwell University

To earn this certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education, you'll need at least three years of school counseling experience. The certificate program at Caldwell University is designed for students who already have a master's degree in school counseling. Once you've earned your graduate certificate, you could potentially become a supervisor or director of school counseling. In addition to the post-master's certificate program, Caldwell offers a counseling psychology master's degree program with a specialization in school counseling.

  • Program Name: Post-Master's Director of School Counseling Certification
  • Program Length: 12 credits
  • Tuition and Fees: $17,120 per year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Master's degree in counseling, three years' school counseling experience
  • Admission Requirements: Letter of recommendation, writing sample, interview
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; roughly 1,600 undergraduates and around 600 graduate students

Kean University

If you want to earn your state certification for director of school counseling at Kean University, you must have a state-issued school counseling certification and three years of experience. Program courses include public school administration and curriculum development, as well as a seminar and a practicum. Kean also has a school counseling master's degree program through which students can qualify for their school counseling certificates.

  • Program Name: Director of School Counseling Certification
  • Program Length: 12 credits
  • Tuition and Fees: $16,070 per year for in-state students; $20,631 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Master's degree from an accredited institution, New Jersey Certification in Student Personnel Services/School Counseling, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, three years of experience in school counseling
  • Admission Requirements: Personal statement, resume/curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation
  • School Type: 4-year, public; around 12,000 undergraduates and nearly 2,400 graduate students

Montclair State University

In addition to working in schools, the certificate program at Montclair State is designed to prepare you for work in community agencies and treatment facilities. The university features a counseling laboratory, classes on Saturdays for employed students and a master's degree program in counseling. Once you've earned your school-counseling certificate, you should have enough credit hours to obtain state certification.

  • Program Name: School Counseling Certification
  • Program Length: 18-21 credits
  • Tuition and Fees: $11,590 per year for in-state students; $17,005 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisite: Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Admission Requirements: Essay, two letters of recommendation, GRE test scores, TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international students)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 15,900 undergraduates and around 4,100 graduate students

Rider University

Rider offers certificate programs for school counselor and director of counseling services. For both programs, admission is limited to those currently enrolled in a master's degree program or to those who've already earned a master's degree in counseling services. Rider's master's degree prepares you for state licensure to work as a counselor in a public or private elementary or secondary school.

  • Program Name: School Counselor Certificate
  • Program Length: 48 credits
  • Tuition and Fees: $22,307 per year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisite: Graduate degree in counseling or a related field
  • Admission Requirements: Personal statement, resume, TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers)
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; around 4,300 undergraduates and around 1,000 graduate students

Caldwell University, Kean University, Montclair State University, and Rider University all offer school counseling certification programs in the New Jersey area.

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