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The distinguished faculty of the Department of Counselor Education of The College of New Jersey takes pride in
offering rigorous, high quality graduate degree programs in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling as well as a certificate
program in substance awareness coordination in the schools. The mission of every program in the department is to
create exemplary counseling professionals prepared to enrich the lives of the people of New Jersey and the nation
through counseling and service and to provide a national model of the preparation of counselors. The department
is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive learning community and to serving students from diverse
backgrounds who seek initial and advanced degrees in counseling. Click here to access specific Program Objectives.  

Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.  The following academic programs in the Department of Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey are established to prepare graduates to honor this professional relationship by acting in accordance with the highest professional standards of the field:

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has accredited the following three programs that are housed in the School of Education at The College of New Jersey in the Department of Counselor Education:

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A. degree) program

Accredited:  Eight-Year Period through October 31, 2021

Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling (M.A. degree) program

Accredited:  Eight-Year Period through October 31, 2021

School Counseling (M.A. degree) program

Accredited:  Eight-Year Period through October 31, 2021

CACREP-accreditation decisions are based on the CACREP Board’s extensive review of departmental self-study documents, the CACREP site visiting team’s report, and TCNJ’s response to the visiting team’s report.  The faculty of the Department of Counselor Education are grateful to all who have been involved in making our accreditation processes a success over the years since initial accreditation in 1991.  Such support from students, faculty, staff, alumni, site supervisors, and employers of our graduates are vital to assuring continued quality in TCNJ’s Counselor Education programs.

For further information about the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), please refer to the following website:

http://www.cacrep.org/

 

 

 

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