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 Admissions
Schedule a Conversation
508-767-7365 Admissions House - Room 205

Susan Scully-Hill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, Director of School Counseling, Adjunct Faculty, HSRS Graduate
508-767-7319 Kennedy Building - Room 107D

John Landers

Academic Affairs Support Team
508-767-7430 Kennedy Hall - Room 107
Feb 7 Fri

Trauma’s Impact on the Student: How Schools Can Support the Healing Process

Research shows that the experiences of trauma and adversity are becoming increasingly prevalent in the lives of students. Trauma and adversity often cause a ripple effect for student in schools -impacting their academic ability, self-regulation, and interactions with others. It is vital that teacher...

Feb. 7, 2020
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Salon La Maison
Feb 22 Sat

Graduate Studies Winter Open House

Join campus community members for an Assumption College Graduate Open House. Spend part of your day with us and learn how a graduate degree or certificate from Assumption College can advance your career. Attend Open House and your application fee waived will be waived!  

Feb. 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Testa Science Center Atrium
Apr 3 Fri

Program Evaluation 101: Understanding the Basic Components of Effective Evaluation

Are you running a program and want to know if it is working? Do you want to know how to improve an initiative that is already taking place and would like to know where to start? The first thing to think about is that effective program evaluation takes much more than finding the appropriate methods a...

Apr. 3, 2020
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Salon La Maison

Graduate Studies Events

Feb 7 Fri

Trauma’s Impact on the Student: How Schools Can Support the Healing Process

Research shows that the experiences of trauma and adversity are becoming increasingly prevalent in the lives of students. Trauma and adversity often cause a ripple effect for student in schools -impacting their academic ability, self-regulation, and interactions with others. It is vital that teacher...

Feb. 7, 2020
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Salon La Maison
Feb 22 Sat

Graduate Studies Winter Open House

Join campus community members for an Assumption College Graduate Open House. Spend part of your day with us and learn how a graduate degree or certificate from Assumption College can advance your career. Attend Open House and your application fee waived will be waived!  

Feb. 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Testa Science Center Atrium
Apr 3 Fri

Program Evaluation 101: Understanding the Basic Components of Effective Evaluation

Are you running a program and want to know if it is working? Do you want to know how to improve an initiative that is already taking place and would like to know where to start? The first thing to think about is that effective program evaluation takes much more than finding the appropriate methods a...

Apr. 3, 2020
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Salon La Maison

An Ideal Place to Learn


Program Curriculum

Faculty

Nicole Papazian

School Counseling 2018
School Counselor, Tantasqua Regional High School

Paul Dufault embodies what it means to be a school counselor — he is the heart of the program.

Your experience depends on what you put into it. Seek out mentors. Come in early, stay late, make connections. My experience at Assumption aided in my success.
Michelle Driscoll

School Counseling 2017
Adjustment Counselor, Southbridge Public Schools

Assumption College has played a significant role in my success.

I thoroughly enjoyed my education and praise all the professors that I have had throughout my many years studying at Assumption. The professors are very dedicated and willing to help each student. Assumption’s professors want everyone to succeed.
Dana Macphee

School Counseling 2018
Adjustment Counselor, Maynard High School

Assumption helped me get to where I wanted in my career.

Enrolling at Assumption for my CAGS was incredibly helpful, you get a top-notch education in a comfortable, friendly environment. I was able to take the courses I needed to get my additional license and the program was flexible so I could complete it on my own terms.
Kristie LaRochelle

School Counseling 2009
Elementary School Counselor, Agawam Public Schools

Assumption’s program is about where school counseling is going, not about where it has been.

I consult with schools to assess and implement systemic enhancements in the school counseling program. I’m certain I was hired because I earned my master’s from a program that is a model for modern school counseling and the use of data to measure results.
Kendra Scaletta Cantrell

School Counseling 2009
Director of Guidance, Tantasqua Regional High School

Everything about the program is designed to ensure your success as an expert counselor.

"This program is at the leading edge of producing modern school counselors who have the knowledge and experience to be leaders in the profession. The professors offered a nurturing approach to teaching and mentorship, combined with tremendous knowledge and experience."

Shining Their Light

Nicole Papazian

School Counseling 2018
School Counselor, Tantasqua Regional High School

Paul Dufault embodies what it means to be a school counselor — he is the heart of the program.

Your experience depends on what you put into it. Seek out mentors. Come in early, stay late, make connections. My experience at Assumption aided in my success.
Michelle Driscoll

School Counseling 2017
Adjustment Counselor, Southbridge Public Schools

Assumption College has played a significant role in my success.

I thoroughly enjoyed my education and praise all the professors that I have had throughout my many years studying at Assumption. The professors are very dedicated and willing to help each student. Assumption’s professors want everyone to succeed.
Dana Macphee

School Counseling 2018
Adjustment Counselor, Maynard High School

Assumption helped me get to where I wanted in my career.

Enrolling at Assumption for my CAGS was incredibly helpful, you get a top-notch education in a comfortable, friendly environment. I was able to take the courses I needed to get my additional license and the program was flexible so I could complete it on my own terms.
Kristie LaRochelle

School Counseling 2009
Elementary School Counselor, Agawam Public Schools

Assumption’s program is about where school counseling is going, not about where it has been.

I consult with schools to assess and implement systemic enhancements in the school counseling program. I’m certain I was hired because I earned my master’s from a program that is a model for modern school counseling and the use of data to measure results.
Kendra Scaletta Cantrell

School Counseling 2009
Director of Guidance, Tantasqua Regional High School

Everything about the program is designed to ensure your success as an expert counselor.

"This program is at the leading edge of producing modern school counselors who have the knowledge and experience to be leaders in the profession. The professors offered a nurturing approach to teaching and mentorship, combined with tremendous knowledge and experience."
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Graduate Visit Opportunities

We invite you to learn more about our graduate programs - either through a visit to campus, or by scheduling a phone conversation with an admissions team member or one of our program directors. Contact us today to learn more!

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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 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 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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