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School Counseling (PreK-8, 5-12), M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, MA,
The Master of Education (MEd) in School Counseling program at Bridgewater State University provides you with the solid leadership and skills required to excel as a school counselor in today’s often challenging academic environment.

About

In our fast-moving global community, today’s youths find themselves maneuvering through a multitude of complicated personal and social development barriers. Economic hurdles. Strained family dynamics. Transitional stress. Now more than ever, school counselors play a pivotal role in guiding students toward academic excellence in the face of these sometimes formidable hurdles.

The MEd in School Counseling program offers you:

  • Diverse faculty with extensive experience in a variety of school counseling settings
  • Development of critical thinking skills, as well as oral and written communication capabilities
  • Professional development opportunities at local, state and national levels
  • Opportunities to actively participate in state, local and national conferences and gatherings
  • Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
  • Professional leadership skills and development
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Evaluation
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Group I: Theory and Process of Group Interaction
  • Introduction to Career Counseling
  • Ethical & Legal Issues for the School Counselor
  • Foundations in School Counseling
  • The School Counselor: Psychological

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume 
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Minimum GPA - Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 (or 3.0 based upon last 60 credits). If candidate holds a Master's degree, a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 is required
  • GRE Scores- A composite score of 290 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test
  • MTEL Score - A passing score on the Communication and Literacy portion of the MTEL
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Personal Statement
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • National

    439 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    439 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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International

  • Tuition: $1,260.00 
  • Required Fees (all students): $6,641.28

Living costs for Bridgewater

  • 1289 - 2670 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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