Post-Master School Counseling Specialization

This program is intended for professionals with an M.A. in Counseling or a closely related field. Students take the courses they need to meet the requirements to obtain a School Counselor Certification from the New Jersey Department of Education, including a practicum experience in a school setting. 

Academic programs for these students are developed based on a review of their official graduate transcript(s). The program coordinator and candidate will identify areas/courses needed to satisfy educational requirements for certification in New Jersey. For mandated areas and course distributions, see the program requirements for the M.A. in Counseling with School Counseling Specialization.

Admission RequirementsGainful Employment Disclosure
  •  Master’s degree
  •  Official graduate transcript(s)
  •  One letter of recommendation
  •  Writing sample: In lieu of the statement of objectives on the application, submit a research-based paper of at least 5-10 pages that was previously submitted in a graduate course. APA style preferred. Other subject matter and/or formatting may be considered if the candidate has limited counseling-related coursework.
  • Personal Interview

Post-Master applicants who completed an M.A. in Counseling at Caldwell University

  • Request of the registrar that their graduate transcript be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies
  • Participate in an interview with the Program Coordinator in order to plan future coursework

These applicants may omit:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Writing sample


Caldwell University OPEDID


Department of Education CIP Code for program:


CIP Program Title and Definition

School Psychology – A program that prepares individuals to apply clinical and counseling psychology principles to the diagnosis and treatment of student behavioral problems. Includes instruction in child and/or adolescent development; learning theory; testing, observation and other procedures for assessing educational, personality, intelligence and motor skill development; therapeutic intervention strategies for students and families; identification and classification of disabilities and disorders affecting learning; school psychological services planning; supervised counseling practice; ethical standards; and applicable regulations.

Occupations Related to the program

11-9199.01      Regulatory Affairs Managers  
11-9199.02      Compliance Managers
19-3031.01      School Psychologists
19-3031.03      Counseling Psychologists
25-1066.00      Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

Normal time to complete program

45 weeks or 3 semesters (based on full time enrollment = 9 credits per semester.)  

On-time graduation rate for completers

N/A enrollment: 1

Total estimated tuition and fee costs

$12,450-$19,920 (15-24 credits at $830 per credit – 2012-13 tuition rate)
$150 comprehensive fee, per semester enrolled

Book and supplies costs

Estimated at $600-$1000 per semester

Room and Board

Not offered

Median Title IV Loan Debt

N/A enrollment: 1

Median Private Loan Debt

N/A enrollment: 1