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School Counseling Partnerships

School Counseling students intern in multicultural school districts throughout New Jersey and are supervised by school counselors in all aspects of the position from K-12. Students are given the opportunity to utilize their acquired skills in multicultural, individual and group counseling. We welcome new school districts to partner with our program. The following school districts have consistently encouraged and professionally supervised our interns. Long Branch, Neptune, Hazlet, Middletown, Ocean, Rumson, Red Bank Regional, Old Bridge, Woodbridge, Toms River, Brick, Asbury Park, Point Boro, Lakewood, Carteret, Manchester, Wall, Matawan -Aberdeen, Freehold Boro, Henry Hudson, Keansburg, and West Long Branch.

New for 2023:  Monmouth University’s Educational Counseling program partners with Jackson Township School District to provide select school counseling students with the opportunity to intern at Jackson Township elementary, middle, and high schools, in a paid internship experience with extensive opportunities for advanced professional development. Monmouth University’s Educational Counseling program is proud to be one of only two partner schools to offer this special opportunity with Jackson Township School District

School Counseling Skills

  • Demonstrate professional counseling knowledge, skills, and dispositions including warmth, genuineness, respect, unconditional positive regard, and empathy in interactions with clients, classmates, staff, and faculty.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accept and integrate feedback, and to express feelings effectively and appropriately.
  • Demonstrate aware of your impact on others and accept personal responsibility for your knowledge, behavior, and attitudes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and compliance with the ACA & ASCA Code of Ethics and other relevant ethical codes, regulations, and standards of conduct and continuously monitor your own performances accordingly.
  • Demonstrate behavior as a professional counselor ― a representative of Monmouth University — and a volunteer worker and guest at the field site.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the American School Counselor Association National Model

Outcomes for School Counseling

State Licensure as a New Jersey School Counselor

  • Opportunities to concurrently earn endorsements for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Student Assistance Counselor (SAC), and National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Ability develop school counselor competencies and skill development in students to develop programming at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in urban and suburban school districts
  • Ability to teach students to demonstrate the ability to use ethical and legal judgment as professional counselors in a K-12 setting.
  • Ability to incorporate and develop counseling plans and goals that incorporates the life span development of individuals in a multicultural society.
  • Ability to facilitate the knowledge of social justice and at-risk populations and application of resiliency utilizing a developmental perspective.
  • Ability to facilitate developmental plans for HIB, 504 and IEP.

Contact Information

For more information regarding School Counseling Partnerships, please contact Francine Swift at