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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 Requirements Gainful Employment Disclosure
  • Master’s degree in Counseling or a closely related field
  •  Official graduate transcript(s)
  •  One letter of recommendation

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

  • Your graduate transcript will be obtained by Graduate Admissions from the Office of the Registrar
  • Participate in an interview with the Program Coordinator in order to plan future coursework
  • Letter of recommendation is waived
Caldwell University OPEDID 002598
Department of Education CIP Code for program: 42.2805
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 $8,955-$23,880 (9-24 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 $ 13,096
Median Private Loan Debt $ 2,105


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