School Counseling

Master of Education

The Master of Education (MEd) in School Counseling is designed to prepare students to function as K–12 Certified Professional School Counselors. This program is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education and leads to New Hampshire certification in school (guidance) counseling. PSU’s school counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It is the only school counseling program in New Hampshire to hold this prestigious accreditation. Students should note that there are significant post-degree requirements to undertake prior to being licensed.

The faculty of the Counselor Education and School Psychology department continue to dedicate time and resources to obtaining grants and other funding options to support our graduate students in their pursuit of counseling degrees and programs. The recent $2.2 million grant from the US Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) was obtained to help meet a critical shortage of trained school counselors and school psychologists in New Hampshire and will provide funding to support graduate student internships though Spring 2017. Learn more.

Certification-only Option (for those who have a master’s degree): Students would complete 48 credits as listed below.

Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when School Counseling courses will be offered.

Curriculum Requirements

Counselor Education Component – 30 credits

School Counseling Specialization Component – 18 credits

Successful completion of the Counselor Professional Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) and a culminating project

Minimum Total for MEd in School Counseling K-12 Certification – 48 credits

Add a concentration

Students who are interested in adding a concentration to the MEd in School Counseling can choose from the following options:

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