M.Ed. in School Counseling (Licensure Program)

  • M.Ed
  • Graduate
  • On Campus
  • Education & Counseling

With a Master of Education in School Counseling degree, you can guide and support today's youth while building a rewarding career as an effective school counselor.

Program Details

  • Next Start Date: January 16, 2023
  • Est. Program Length: 2.5 years
  • Credit Hours: 55
  • Course Length: 7 and 14 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit: $629

Why Study School Counseling at Rivier?

School counselors support students’ educational and emotional growth and development. With the skills acquired in Rivier’s M.Ed. in School Counseling program, you will be prepared to help students address the social, emotional, and educational challenges they may encounter during their school years. Featuring a combination of classroom and internship experience, this program will allow you to meet the needs of all students.

This is a 55-credit program, which includes 12 internship credits. Our curriculum aligns with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model and the New Hampshire Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Model.

In this program you will:

  • Become a highly effective, culturally competent professional
  • Utilize intervention strategies and case conceptualization skills grounded in theory
  • Develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Become an effective communicator and collaborator


  • Upon completion of the M.Ed. in School Counseling program, you will be certified in school counseling by the New Hampshire State Department of Education, which will further demonstrate your expertise and leadership in the field.
  • Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for certification in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario per the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.

Where Will Your School Counseling Degree Take You?

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


  • Private and public school counselors
  • Human services counselors
  • School health professionals
  • Learning center directors
  • Youth and family counselors

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Prepare for a rewarding career as a certified school counselor with an M.Ed. in School Counseling.