As a school counselor you will:
William Quill, Ph.D.
422 Int’l Village
The School Counseling Program is made up of the following list of courses, which may be pursued on a full or part-time basis. The typical length of the program is two years, full-time, and includes the courses listed below:
Total of 36 semester hours of credit
The program faculty reviews your credentials to assess the likelihood of your successful completion of the program and your potential for contribution to the field of college student development and the community at large.
Students are accepted into the program based on undergraduate grades and GRE or MAT scores, which are reviewed by the program director. Applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not english must also take the TOEFL or IELTS.
Practicum sites are in schools in the greater Boston area. Students complete their practicum during the second year in the program (September thru June). Most students complete their field experience in a public or private school. However, it is possible to be placed in special schools such as those catering to GED and evening students, handicapped or special needs students and students of a particular ethnic group. The practicum experience gives students the opportunity to utilize unique personal skills such as a foreign language, or artistic capabilities. Students may request placement in virtually any type of school, as long as the school has a qualified supervisor.
The practicum in a school setting is a critical part of our training. The year-long practicum of 525 hours, for approximately 20 hours per week in a school setting; focuses either on grades K-9 or 5-12 under the supervision of a certified school counselor and a University faculty member. The first seventy-five hours (five weeks of the second year fall semester) is a “pre-practicum” during which the student will observe a school counselor at work. With additional experience in the practicum setting, the student will take on increasing responsibilities which consists of assisting clients.
If you are scheduled to attend your practicum, internship or advanced fieldwork this coming academic year, a “request for contract,” must be submitted to our department. The University requires a signed contract between the placement site and the University. You are not responsible for the signing or generating of the contract as there is a procedure already in place; however, we cannot generate a contract unless there is a request for one. Please use the link below to submit your request. Please allow up to 2 weeks to process your request.
DO NOT DISREGARD this message. Be advised, without a contract, legally you cannot start your fieldwork.
You may follow up on your request with Monique Clarke at (617) 373 -2485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Your practicum placement in a school setting is a critical part of your master’s training. The year-long practicum of 525 hours, for approximately 20 hours per week in a school setting, focuses on either grades K-8 or 5-12 under the supervision of a fully certified school counselor and a Northeastern University faculty member. The first seventy-five hours (five weeks of the second year fall semester) is a “pre-practicum” during which students will observe a school counselor at work. With additional experience in a practicum setting, students will take on increasing responsibilities and develop their own case load of clients under supervision.
Practicum is done in the Boston area, beginning in September of the second year of study and continuing to June of that year. Most of our students choose to do their fieldwork in a regular public school setting. Practicum work, however, is possible in private or specialized schools such as those catering to the needs of handicapped or special needs students, or students of a particular ethnic group, as long as the school has a qualified supervisor.
As a school counselor, you will:
As a graduate of Northeastern’s program, your competencies will include:
For further information about the School Counseling Program, please call Dr. William G. Quill, Program Director at 1-617-373-5157 or Northeastern Graduate School Admissions at 1-617-373-2708.