Elementary & Secondary
School Counseling

Master of Education

Program Requirements

Candidates must complete eleven academic courses in appropriate sequence to meet prerequisite requirements and either a supervised non-certification practicum or supervised certification internships from the list below:

Level 1 Coursework

MEC 6400 Available Online Introduction to School Counseling & Theories

MEC 6402 Available Online Human Behavior and Child Development

MEC 6607 Available Online Ethical Issues in School Counseling

MEC 7213 Available Online College & Career Readiness K-12

MEC 7502 Available Online The Counselor as a Consultant

MEC 7503 Available Online Special Education Law & the School Counselor's Role

MEC 7701 Available Online Testing, Measurements, and Research in School Counseling

Level 2 Coursework

MEC 7202 Group Counseling

MEC 7500 Individual Counseling Skills and Strategies

MEC 7501 Family Counseling

Level 3 Coursework & Clinical Experiences

MEC 6511 Principles & Practices of a School Counseling Program (Capstone course)

MEC 7600 Non-Certification Supervised Practicum


Three of the following courses:

MEC 8000 Supervised Internship: I Elementary

MEC 8001 Supervised Internship: II Elementary

MEC 8002 Supervised Internship: I Secondary

MEC 8003 Supervised Internship: II Secondary

MEC 8004 Supervised Internship: III Elementary

MEC 8005 Supervised Internship: III 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 Available Online), Drug and Alcohol Counseling (MEC 6600 Available Online), 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 42 credit hours (with non-certification practicum), or 48 credit hours (with certification internships), maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, and submit a passing score on the PRAXIS II: The Professional School Counselor #5421. 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 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.