M.Ed. in Education Studies: Counseling and School Psychology

With an M.Ed. in Education Studies with a Concentration in Counseling and School Psychology, you can become a guide and advocate for students while building a rewarding career.

Why Study Education Studies at Rivier?

Rivier’s M.Ed. in Education Studies with a Concentration in Counseling and School Psychology will prepare you for a rewarding career in a growing industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates 13 percent growth in jobs for school counselors through 2026. Throughout this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to support students’ educational and emotional growth and development.

This program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in education, or a closely related field, and who want to learn and use counseling skills for greater success in their current professional roles. The program will provide you with an opportunity to pursue coursework at the master’s level without additional internship requirements.

In this program you will:

  • Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to help guide students through the curriculum
  • Combine coursework with research studies to act as an advocate for students with emotional/behavioral problems
  • Develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Become an effective communicator and collaborator

Program of Study

This is a 37-credit program that requires 50 hours of hands-on job shadowing in mental health counseling, school counseling, or school psychology. Our curriculum aligns with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model and the New Hampshire Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Model.

Courses are offered in 7-week or 14-week terms. There are a total of six 7-week terms per year (two terms in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters). 14-week terms are offered once per semester in the fall, spring, and summer.

Students completing this program do not meet the criteria for certification as a school guidance counselor by the New Hampshire State Department of Education or for licensure as a clinical mental health counselor by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice.

Where Will Your Education Studies Degree Take You?

Graduates are prepared for a variety of leadership roles in a range of professional settings.

Careers

  • Public school teachers
  • Private and charter school teachers
  • Human services professionals
  • Learning center directors
  • Corporate trainers

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Prepare for a rewarding career in school counseling with an M.Ed. in Education Studies.