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.
- 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.
- 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.