School Counseling, MEd (online)
* If you are applying to the online version of the program, please be aware that your start term should be summer (e.g. Summer 2012). If you put start term fall (e.g. Fall 2012), you will be taking summer courses as a non-degree student which means you will not be eligible for financial aid until the fall semester. The starting term and program cannot be changed once you submit the application. Thank you.
** The School Counseling program uses a cohort model thus we require all on-line students to attend on a full-time basis (9 credits per semester). We offer a part-time option for on-campus students only.
Master of Education in School Counseling
The Department of Counseling and School Psychology offers a primarily online Master’s of Education degree in School Counseling to international and US students. It is a 60-credit degree which meets the academic requirements for licensure as a School Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for those students who complete an approved field placement in the US under appropriate supervision. If you live in another state, please contact your state licensing board to see if our program meets their licensure requirements. Students complete a series of general counseling courses and courses specific to school counseling. In addition, students complete field experiences in school settings through the practicum and internship. The field experiences may be completed in local schools where students reside, and they must be supervised via an approved site supervisor and via weekly online chat sessions.
• Please visit our admissions page.
• To be considered for the school counseling online program, applicants must reside 50 miles or greater from the Boston campus.
Online Program Coordinator: Professor Amy Cook
Plan of Study
All online students attend a two weeks on campus study at the UMass Dartmouth campus where they complete two clinical courses. These clinical courses are taught during the first summer of the program over a two week period, and students must be present at UMass Dartmouth to complete this work. Typically, the clinical courses are held from the last week of June through the first week of July. Housing is available to all online students at a reasonable rate (housing information will be provided by the program director upon request). The class will be a cohort of students from Massachusetts, other states, and international locations, and the program requires that all students in this cohort participate and follow the program of study exactly.
For questions about admissions, please email: Dan Torres at email@example.com.