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Educational Counseling Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, students must submit an application to Monmouth University along with a $50 application fee, and meet the following requirements:

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
  • Two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for this graduate program and professional work.
  • Essay (500 words or more). The essay must discuss why social justice is important to the applicant and how the applicant foresees utilizing this training in his/her future career as a school counselor or student affairs professional.
  • Participation in a group interview is required.

Director of School Counseling Services (Post-Master’s) 

  • See M.S.Ed. requirements.
  • Note: Must hold an NJ school counselor or student personnel services certificate or an equivalent out-of-state certificate and upon completion, provide documentation evidencing completion of three years of successful experience as a school counselor in grades P–12 to be eligible for the endorsement.

Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) 

  • Hold a standard instructional certificate, or a school psychologist, school social worker, school counselor, director of school counseling services or school nurse endorsement, or a valid Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential issued by the NJ Alcohol and Drug counselor Committee of the Marriage and Family Board, or a valid Certified Prevention Specialist credential issued by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of NJ or hold a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Note: Monmouth University students who are pursuing one of the above credentials can apply to this program and pursue it concurrently with their degree.
  • Applicant must submit an essay of 500 words or more explaining why applicant wishes to pursue a SAC endorsement.
  • Submit all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines are May 1 for Summer, July 15 for Fall, and December 1 for Spring.

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