Program Overview

This program is designed to meet the needs of a local, national and international audience of adults wishing to enter the School Counseling field. It is a 60-credit master's which meets the academic requirements for certification in the state of Massachusetts as a School Counselor.

Program Highlights:
  • First - Rate Faculty
  • Commitment to the Student Experience
  • Prepares students for school counselor licensure through the MA Department of Education

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    Requirements

    The GRE/MAT is waived for applicants who have an advanced degree. In addition, school counseling students (who are MA residents) must take the literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test of Educator Licensure (MTEL). A two-part statement of interests and intent. Recommendations.

    Two weeks of on campus study is required to complete two clinical courses. These courses will be taught the first summer of the program, generally during the month of July. The remaining coursework is online.

    Restrictions

    To be considered for the school counseling online program, applicants must reside 50 miles or greater from the Boston campus.

    The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states. Please contact your state's Board of Education for details. 

    School Overview

    The College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) at UMass Boston is committed to adult learners with their diversity of interests and needs. No single plan can satisfy the career aspirations, time constraints, or personal needs of adult learners. CAPS  is focused on providing quality education in a form that is relevant and accessible to all whether the program is:

    • Offered in a remote setting
    • On campus or online
    • Evenings or weekends 
    • Whether the program takes into consideration a student’s previous experience or
    • The adult student is approaching college for the first time

    CAPS mission is to:

    • Be the point of entry for adult learners to access the university’s resources
    • Provide a wide range of professionally relevant and personally fulfilling courses whether credit or non-credit
    • Provide flexible learning options through online learning, technologically progressive programs, and degrees that meet at a time and place that suit the needs of the student
    • Provide a curriculum that contributes to the workforce needs of the community and Commonwealth and 
    • Create and offer innovative programs that maximize the strengths of UMass Boston’s academic units

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