School Counseling

Master of Education

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmissions Requirements
The 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.

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MEd in School Counseling, K-12 Certification

Students can complete the 48 credit MEd in School Counseling program by itself or add one of the following concentrations:

Organizational Approaches to Transformation and Healing
Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing
Play Therapy
Admissions requirements for the MEd in School Counseling, K-12 Certification requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • Participation in the Group Interview
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

School Counseling Course Offerings
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when School Counseling classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.