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Post-Master Director of School Counseling

This program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue the New Jersey credential of Director of School Counseling Services. This endorsement qualifies the holder to serve as a director, administrator, or supervisor of school counseling services in grades PK-12.

The New Jersey Department of Education requires that applicants for this credential have a master’s degree, school counselor certification, and three years successful experience as a school counselor. The Caldwell University Post-Master program meets the state-mandated requirements for graduate coursework in the areas of administration, staff supervision, and curriculum development. (For more information on state requirements, consult www.nj.gov/njded/code/current/title6a/chap9.pdf, Subchapter 13.7.)

Admission RequirementsProgram RequirementsGainful Employment Disclosure
  • New Jersey School Counselor certification or an equivalent out-of-state certification
  • Master’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university
  • Three years successful experience as a school counselor in grades PK-12
  • Letter of recommendation from appropriate school professional
  • Official graduate transcript(s)
  • Personal Interview
  • 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 an undergraduate or graduate counseling or psychology course. APA style preferred.
  • ED 650 Curriculum Leadership (3)
  • ED 671 Foundations of Pre-K–12 Administration & Curriculum Supervision (3)
  • ED 674 Education Law and Regulation (3)
  • CPS 670 Principles of Counselor Supervision (3)


Caldwell University OPEDID 002598
Department of Education CIP Code for program: 13.0404
CIP Program Title and Definition Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision – A program that prepares individuals to supervise instructional and support personnel at the school building, facility or staff level. Includes instruction in the principles of staffing and organization, the supervision of learning activities, personnel relations, administrative duties related to departmental or unit management, and specific applications to various educational settings and curricula.
Occupations Related to the program
Normal time to complete program 30 weeks or 2 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 $11,940 (12 credits at $995 per credit) $235 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



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