Master of Education in School Counseling

School counselors support students’ educational and emotional growth and development. With skills acquired in the Master of Education in School Counseling program, graduates are prepared to help students to address the social, emotional, and educational challenges they may encounter during their school years.

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

Online, on-site, and hybrid (a combination of classroom and online learning) classes are available for added flexibility to accommodate busy schedules and learning preferences. 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.

Facilities and Resources
Rivier’s Education Center is one of the finest facilities of its kind in northern New England. The Education Center houses the Cho Educational Resource Center, an extensive K-12 curriculum library with recently published textbooks, educational software, a parenting resource center, a children’s literature collection, videos and more. The Education Center also includes counseling rooms with one-way observation windows.

Regina Library offers access to reference materials such as journals and online databases to support student research and learning outside the classroom.

Program completion leads to certification in school counseling (school guidance counselor, K-12) by the New Hampshire State Department of Education. Becoming a credentialed counselor demonstrates expertise and leadership in this field.

Department of Counseling & School Psychology
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Counseling & School Psychology.


M.Ed. in School Counseling graduates can pursue leadership roles as:

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

Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with resume development and career planning, and job search information. For a complete list of CDC resources, .