M.Ed. in School Counseling (Certification Program)

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.

Why Study School Counseling at Rivier?

School counselors support students’ educational and emotional growth and development. With the skills acquired in Rivier’s 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.

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

Program of Study

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.

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.

Certification

Upon competition of the 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.

Where Will Your School Counseling Degree Take You?

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

Careers

  • 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.