Graduate

School Counseling

Preparing culturally competent school counselors to lead comprehensive programs that promote and enhance student academic, social and emotional success.

School Counseling Program

Program Tracks Available

On campus, Blended (online/on campus)


Admission Deadline

Fall (August start): Rolling (Masters – part-time only)
Spring (January start): Rolling (C.A.G.S. only)
Summer: Rolling


Degrees Offered

M.A., C.A.G.S.


Department

Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, Psychology

Program Contact

Susan M. Cahill

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
book an Appointment
508-767-7365 Admissions House - Room 005

Susan Scully-Hill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, Director of School Counseling
508-767-7319 Switzer Building - Room 100A

John Landers

Academic Affairs Support Team
508-767-7430 Kennedy Hall - Room 107
Mar 19 Tue

Graduate Studies Spring Open House

Spend part of your day with us and learn how a graduate degree or certificate from Assumption College can advance your career.

Mar. 19, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Testa Science Center Atrium
Apr 11 Thu

10th Annual Graduate Studies Symposium

The symposium will include paper and poster presentations by current and recently graduated students from the seven graduate programs here at Assumption College.

Apr. 11, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hagan Center

Graduate Studies Events

Mar 19 Tue

Graduate Studies Spring Open House

Spend part of your day with us and learn how a graduate degree or certificate from Assumption College can advance your career.

Mar. 19, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Testa Science Center Atrium
Apr 11 Thu

10th Annual Graduate Studies Symposium

The symposium will include paper and poster presentations by current and recently graduated students from the seven graduate programs here at Assumption College.

Apr. 11, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hagan Center

Program Curriculum

Faculty

Admissions Requirements

School Counseling-specific Requirements

The MTEL exam is not required for admission into the School Counseling program, however matriculated students must pass the MTEL Communication and Literacy Skills exam prior to enrollment in the practicum.

Candidates for the Massachusetts Initial License for School Guidance Counselor (PreK-8; 5-12) must meet the following standards:

  • Prior to enrollment in the practicum, submit evidence of passing scores on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Communication and Literacy Skills. NOTE: The School Counseling program is state-approved for the Massachusetts Initial License for School Guidance Counselor (PreK-8 or 5-12). Candidates who complete the state-approved program and thereby earn a first Initial License, are eligible for licensure reciprocity with the approximately 24 other states that are parties to the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Contract.

GRE scores are not required

General Graduate Studies Admissions Requirements

  • Completed Application Dated & Signed
  • $30 Application Fee (waived for AC Alumni)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (two for CAGS program)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English
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School Counseling Program Student Conference Award

This award reimburses up to $150.00 per student to provide fiscal support to active School Counseling students who are presenting at local, state, and/or national level conference related to their program area training.


Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology

The Institute is one of the few professional continuing education programs in the nation focused exclusively on the needs of school counselors. All of the workshops are open to School Counselors, School Social Workers/School Adjustment Counselor, School Psychologists, Rehabilitation Counselors, related counseling practitioners, and graduate students interested in the counseling fields.

Learn more about the Institute

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