Elementary & Secondary
Master of Education
Students must complete ten academic courses in appropriate sequence to meet prerequisite requirements and either a supervised practicum or two supervised internships from the list below:
MEC 6401 Theories of Counseling
MEC 6402 Human Behavior and Child Development
MEC 6501 Principles and Practices of the School Counseling Program
MEC 6607 Ethical Issues in School Counseling
MEC 7202 Group Counseling
MEC 7203 Career Development and Information Services
MEC 7500 Individual Counseling Skills and Strategies
MEC 7501 Family Counseling
MEC 7502 The Counselor as a Consultant
MEC 7600 Non-Certification Supervised Practicum
MEC 7701 Testing, Measurements, and Research in School Counseling
MEC 7781 Supervised Practicum: Elementary
orMEC 7782 Supervised Practicum: Secondary
orMEC 8000 Supervised Internship: I Elementary
MEC 8001 Supervised Internship: II Elementary
MEC 8002 Supervised Internship: I Secondary
MEC 8003 Supervised Internship: II Secondary
NOTE: Current New Jersey school counselor certification requirements state that one must complete a program which consists of 48 graduate credit hours that are distributed among various areas of a counseling program. Therefore, more course work is required to meet the 48 minimum credit hours. The following courses have been approved by the New Jersey Office of Licensure and Credentials to meet credits and course content areas: Multicultural Counseling (MEC 6608 ), Drug and Alcohol Counseling (MEC 6600 ), Research Methods, Statistics, and Accountability in School Counseling (MEC 7806), and Classification of Psychopathology (MCC 6901). The school counselor certification process is the responsibility of the student counselor and is between the applicant and the NJ State Department of Education.
Qualifications for Degree
To qualify for the Master of Education degree, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 39 credit hours (with practicum), or 45 credit hours (with internships), maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, and submit scores on PRAXIS tests that meet Delaware minimum standards. Praxis scores should be submitted to Wilmington University via ETS. The program must be completed within five years.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.