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Graduating school counselors who are catalysts for student achievement and the transformation of the profession.

School Counseling

“The program completely exceeded my expectations.” –

Steven Brutus, M.A. ‘12 School Guidance Counselor Auburn High School, Auburn, MA

“I was hired immediately during the summer after graduation to start as a working school counselor in the fall. The credentials that we earned are unequaled. The program is designed to meet course work and field work standards for certification by the NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors). Through the NASDTEC interstate agreement, graduates can work in 27 states.* There is a consistent emphasis on bringing real world practice into the classroom. To me, it was clear that school districts are well aware of the knowledge, professionalism, and counseling expertise which allows Assumption graduates to hit the ground running.”

* Individual states may have additional requirements

Assumption College National Recognition • Ranked in the U.S. News & World Report “2014 Best Colleges” ratings of approximately 200 universities in the North that offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Most recent ranking at the time of publication: #30 in 2013. • Recognized as one of the best colleges in the United States in the 2015 edition of The Best 379 Colleges by The Princeton Review. Only approximately 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the United States are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship guide.

n MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) IN SCHOOL COUNSELING

Welcome to School Counseling for the 21st Century

n COMBINED MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) AND CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY (C.A.G.S.) IN SCHOOL COUNSELING LEADING TO DUAL LICENSING

n FOUR CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY (C.A.G.S.) OPTIONS IN SCHOOL COUNSELING (See chart on page 10)

On behalf of the faculty of the School Counseling program, I welcome you to Assumption College. Our profession is in the process of a profound transformation in theory and practice. The innovative integrated curriculum at Assumption College prepares you to take part in this exciting new professional identity.

Distinctive Advantages to Help Advance Your Career as a School Counselor: • 100% of our students met or exceeded DESE standards for school guidance counselor PreK-8, 5-12, as rated by their site supervisors • Curriculum that exceeds state and national standards • In 2014, our Master’s in School Counseling program  Initial License (5-12, Prek-8) received twenty-one (21) commendations from the the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and our combined Master’s/C.A.G.S. School Social Worker/ Adjustment program Initial License (All Levels) received  an additional eleven (11) commendations. • Over 76 innovative pre-practicum and clinical practicum placement sites in urban and suburban school districts • Class schedules with flexibility that meet the needs of both full-and part-time students • Approved programs by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to license school guidance counselors (Initial Licensure Pre K-8 or 5-12) and School Social Workers/Adjustment Counselors (Initial Licensure, All Levels) • A special course of study offering a combined Master of Arts (M.A.) and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) in School Counseling leading to School Guidance Counselor (either PreK-8 or 5-12) Initial License and School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor Initial License, All Levels • Creative, practical learning experiences with professional school counselors through our Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology

As a graduate of our program, you will be fully prepared to become a leader in helping students to achieve in school and in life, as you meet the challenges of contemporary school settings.

• A strong emphasis on counseling in the applied school setting, with an integration of public policy, leadership, child advocacy, and social justice curriculum • Faculty with extensive school and counseling experience • Competitively priced tuition

Mary Ann Reilly Mariani, Ph.D. Director, School Counseling Program Director, Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology Visiting Assistant Professor, Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies

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Tabitha Mudrai, ’12

Adjustment Counselor Worcester Public Schools, Worcester, MA

Assumption Advantages that Make a Difference

The Collaborative Climate for Learning Empowers You—the Person and the Unfolding Professional. Students in the graduate School Counseling programs learn from each other as much as they learn from their professors. The unique collaborative learning environment nurtures interaction and teamwork, preparing students to succeed in school systems where being a team player is a critical trait for effectiveness.

You will Learn from Faculty who are Leading-Edge Professionals and Educators. Our faculty members are licensed school counselors, school psychologists, educational psychologists, school adjustment counselors, and educators. As a group, they possess extensive experience working in school systems. Each faculty member is skilled at bringing both theory and practical experience into the course content, and is dedicated to providing individual attention for every graduate candidate.

Your Career Expertise and Credentials Will Be Unrivalled. The curriculum includes a strong counseling core that exceeds state and national standards for school counselors, and has an orientation to positive psychology, mindfulness-based practices, and resiliency interventions. Theory, research-based prevention, intervention strategies, and outcomes-based models are emphasized.

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“...designed to ensure your career success as an expert counselor.” –

Kendra Scaletta Cantrell, M.A. ’09 Director of Guidance Tantasqua Regional High School, Sturbridge, MA

“What has become clear to me after landing my first job and promotion is that Assumption’s program is at the leading edge of producing modern school counselors who have the knowledge and experience to be leaders in the profession. The instructors had a huge impact on my growth, offering a nurturing approach to teaching and mentorship, combined with tremendous knowledge and experience gained throughout their careers. Everything about the program is designed to ensure your success as an expert counselor.”

WATCH VIDEO:

See Kendra (above) and two other School Counseling alumni who are bringing modern school counseling to the same regional high school: assumption.edu/schoolcouns.

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The Master of Arts (M.A.) in School Counseling • • • • •

54 credit program 75-hour, non-credit pre-practicum Clinical practicum (600 hours) Pre K- 8 or 5-12 Initial License Full time: 2 years

The Vision of our Programs of Study: to Graduate Leaders in the Field. The necessary coursework and fieldwork experiences are provided for students interested in seeking national certification through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) and National Certified School Counselor (NCSC) credentials. Our programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and meet Initial licensing requirements for School Guidance Counselor (PreK-8 or 5-12). Students may take an additional 6 credits (60 credits total) to satisfy coursework requirements that lead to the Professional License (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) in school guidance counseling. Students are provided with the theoretical and practical skills and competencies that are required to be an effective school counselor who meets the diverse learning and behavioral needs of students in multi-cultural urban and suburban school settings. Theory, research, and practice are integrated in a sequential program. Specific competencies needed for counselors in the school setting include: problem solving, consultation and collaboration skills, knowledge of evidence-based prevention, and intervention strategies. Diversity, disability, multicultural, and school reform issues are central to implementation of national and state developmental counseling curriculum models and are imbedded in coursework and practicum experiences.

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Coursework is coordinated with lab, pre-practicum, and clinical practicum experiences to provide the student with multiple opportunities to gain knowledge, and to develop, refine, and evaluate their counseling skills within a school setting.

You Will Possess the Ability to: • Apply knowledge of learning, behavioral, social, emotional and physical needs of diverse learners throughout the lifespan within a developmental framework using a biopsychosocial theoretical model; • Demonstrate ethical counseling skills and compliance with school laws and mandates; • Utilize evidence-based prevention and intervention practices in the domains of personal-social, academic, career and workplace; • Select and apply college and career counseling interventions based on theoretical models and state and national school counseling models; • Implement effective consultation and collaboration problemsolving skills in school, community and family contexts for academic and behavioral problems; • Integrate Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks with state and national models of comprehensive school counseling; • Communicate psychological and educational and statewide testing practices and results to teachers, students and parents; • Analyze research in the field and develop and conduct outcomes based assessments; • Demonstrate a commitment to service to all students and families using multicultural counseling strategies; • Develop leadership skills and demonstrate strong communication skills within a learning community; and • Participate in lifelong learning and professional development.

Course of Study for the Master of Arts in School Counseling Initial License (Pre K-8 or 5-12) Candidates for the degree of Master of Arts in School Counseling are required to complete a rigorous 54-credit (16 course and practicum) program to develop systematically the knowledge and skills essential to demonstrate competence. For those seeking licensure, institutional endorsement for the Massachusetts Initial License for School Guidance Counselor (PreK-8 or 5-12) requires, at a minimum, successful completion of all listed courses or their equivalents (see prior information regarding waivers). Enrollment in some courses, including the practicum requires the prior approval of the Director of the School Counseling program and/or the completion of prerequisite course(s) beyond the required courses listed. A 75-hour non-credit pre-practicum is required by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The prepracticum requirement must be completed prior to the practicum.

Complete your M.A. program in just 2 years, full-time, including summer courses.

Students may elect to enroll in the program on a full-time (shown below) or part-time basis. YEAR 1 FALL Course #

FULL TIME — FALL & SPRING Course Title

Level I Foundations and Introductory Courses SCP 510 Professional Orientation to Counseling SCP 545 Human Growth & Development through the Lifespan SCP 560 Psychological & Educational Assessment SCP 565 Fundamentals of School Counseling

Credits

3 3 3 3 _____ 12

Subtotal FULL TIME – SUMMER SESSIONS SUMMER SESSION I Course # Course Title Credits Level I Foundations and Introductory Courses SCP 625 Neuropsychology of Learning & Behavior 3 SCP 640 Developmental Psychopathology 3 *SCP 610 Multicultural Family Counseling & Collaboration 3 *SCP 620 Vocational, Career & College Counseling (5-12) 3

SPRING Course #

Course Title

Credits

Level I Foundations and Introductory Courses SCP 515 Counseling Theories, Principles, & Practices SCP 520 Psychology of Learning & Motivation SCP 535 Group Counseling & Leadership SCP 540 Introduction to Research & Program Evaluation Subtotal

3 3 3 3 _____ 12

YEAR 1

**(SCP 610 & SCP 620 offered during Summer Session I and II) It is recommended that new students enroll in courses in the summer prior to full- or part-time study in the fall.

YEAR 2 FALL Course #

SUMMER SESSION II Course # Course Title

Credits

Level I Foundations and Introductory Courses *SCP 510 Professional Orientation to Counseling **SCP 610 Multicultural Family Counseling & Collaboration **SCP 620 Vocational, Career & College Counseling (5-12)

3 3 3

*(SCP 510 offered during Summer Session II only) **(SCP 610 & SCP 620 offered during Summer Sessions I and II) _____

Summer I and/or Summer II Subtotal

12

FULL TIME — FALL & SPRING Course Title

Level II Intermediate Courses SCP 525 Consultation & Collaboration: School/ Home/Family SCP 635 Intervention Strategies: Academic & Learning **PSY/SED 568 Behavioral Assessment & Intervention **SCP 630 Intervention Strategies: Social & Emotional

Credits

3 3 3 3

SPRING Course #

Course Title

Credits

Level II Intermediate Courses PSY/SED 568 Behavioral Assessment & Intervention SCP 630 Intervention Strategies: Social & Emotional **SCP 525 Consultation & Collaboration: School/ Home/Family **SCP 635 Intervention Strategies: Academic & Learning

**(4 Intermediate course options are available, student is required to take 2 maximum along with their practicum)

**(4 Intermediate course options are available, student is required to take 2 maximum along with their practicum)

Level III Advanced Courses - Practicum SCP 800 Clinical Practicum and Seminar: School Counselor, Guidance PreK-8 OR SCP 815 Clinical Practicum and Seminar: School Counselor, Guidance (5-12)

Level III Advanced Courses - Practicum SCP 850 Advanced Clinical Practicum and Seminar: School Counselor, Guidance PreK-8 OR SCP 865 Advanced Clinical Practicum and Seminar: School Counselor, Guidance 5-12

Subtotal

3 _____ 9

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES (OPTIONAL) Fall continued thru Spring /Year - Total of 5 Workshops YR 1 – SCP 730 Special Topics: School Counseling Workshops 3 YR 2 – SCP 730 Special Topics: School Counseling Workshops 3 _____ Subtotal 6

Subtotal Total Graduate Course Credits

3 3 3 3

3 _____ 9 _____ 54

Students can receive up to a total of 60 graduate course credits when including the additional electives option.

Elective (Optional) SCP 750-Directed Study in School Counseling (If needed, must be approved by director) - 3 credits

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Combined M.A. and C.A.G.S. in School Counseling Leading to Dual Licensing • 54 credits coursework for M.A. in School Counseling and clinical practicum (450 hours, fall semester, 5 days a week) • School Social Worker/ Adjustment Counselor clinical practicum (450 hours, spring semester, 5 days a week) • Two additional courses: Principles and Practices of Social Work/Adjustment Counseling in Schools & Juvenile Court and Education for Counselors. • Complete 5 more elective courses (7 years to finish)

Leads to dual licensing: Initial School Guidance Counselor License (PreK-8 or 5-12) and Initial School Social Worker/ Adjustment Counselor License (All Levels) School social worker/adjustment counselors work in schools providing counseling services to students on IEPs and to those with significant emotional, behavioral, and social issues. Counselors work closely with parents, outside agencies, and the juvenile courts, including child protective services. There is a shortage of licensed school social workers/adjustment counselors in Massachusetts and other states, as well as a shortage of D.E.S.E. approved programs. Students graduating from this program will significantly improve their opportunities for advancement.* The combined M.A./C.A.G.S. enhances the expertise and employability of our graduates in Massachusetts and other states. This comprehensive program includes coursework and an Advanced Clinical Practicum leading to Initial License as a School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor, All Levels. All courses in the M.A. in School Counseling program leading to licensure as a school guidance counselor PreK-8, 5-12 meet the Subject Matter Knowledge (SMK) for the Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor Initial License (all levels).

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As a student in this program, you may seek Initial licensure for School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor after: • Completion of all coursework and clinical practicum in the School Counseling program, SCP 800 or 815 Clinical Seminar and Practicum in School Guidance Counselor Prek-8 or 5-12 (450 hours, fall semester, 5 days a week). • Completion of an additional 450 hour SCP 875 Advanced Clinical Practicum and Seminar School Social Worker/ Adjustment Counselor all levels (450 hours, spring semester, 5 days a week). • Completion of two required C.A.G.S. courses: Principles and Practices of Social Work/Adjustment Counseling in Schools and Juvenile Court and Education for Counselors (Summer Sessions). You may then take up to 7 years to finish your C.A.G.S. with five more (15 credits) elective courses.

“Being licensed as both a School Counselor and School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor provided me with a clear advantage.” –

Jamie Blatt, M.A. ’13 Licensed School Counselor, Julia Bancroft Elementary School Auburn, MA

“I feel blessed to love my job, and to have found the right program to get me there. It’s a competitive job market but I landed this position in my first permanent opportunity. The Assumption program is recognized for setting a high standard in the field. Everything I learned has been completely applicable to my work, and it has been so validating and empowering to apply the expertise successfully in the profession.”

Applying to the Master of Arts (M.A.) and combined M.A./C.A.G.S. programs The admissions committee considers a holistic approach of each candidate’s application in assessing their potential to successfully complete the graduate school counseling program. Factors considered include a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Your application file will consist of the following: • • • • • •

Graduate Application Application Fee – waived for Assumption students and alumni Official College Transcripts, undergraduate and graduate Three Letters of Recommendation – academic and/or professional Current Resume A copy of teacher certification documents if the candidate already holds a license/ certificate in Massachusetts or another state license

• A personal essay describing the academic preparation, work experiences, and skills that the candidate brings to this graduate program, what he or she hopes to accomplish academically, and his or her professional goals • NOTE: An Admissions interview is required. The GRE is not required. For application deadlines and admissions information, please visit: http://graduate.assumption.edu/school-counseling/applying

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Course of Study for the Combined M.A./C.A.G.S. School Social Worker /Adjustment Counselor Option Leading to Dual Licensure • School Counseling (Initial License, Pre K-8 and 5-12) • School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor (Initial License, All Levels) YEAR 1 FALL Course #

FULL TIME — FALL & SPRING Course Title

Credits

Level I Foundations and Introductory Courses SCP 510 Professional Orientation to Counseling SCP 545 Human Growth & Development through the Lifespan SCP 560 Psychological & Educational Assessment SCP 565 Fundamentals of School Counseling

3 3 3 3 _____ 12

Subtotal

YEAR 1

SPRING Course #

Course Title

Level I Foundations and Introductory Courses SCP 515 Counseling Theories, Principles, & Practices SCP 520 Psychology of Learning & Motivation SCP 535 Group Counseling & Leadership SCP 540 Introduction to Research & Program Evaluation Subtotal

Credits

Level I Foundations and Introductory Courses *SCP 610 Multicultural Family Counseling & Collaboration *SCP 620 Vocational, Career & College Counseling (5-12) SCP 625 Neuropsychology of Learning & Behavior SCP 640 Developmental Psychopathology

3 3 3 3

*(SCP 610 & SCP 620 offered during Summer Session I and II)

SUMMER SESSION II Course # Course Title

Level I Foundations and Introductory Courses *SCP 610 Multicultural Family Counseling & Collaboration *SCP 620 Vocational, Career & College Counseling (5-12)

3 _____ 12

Credits

3 3

*(SCP 610 & SCP 620 offered during Summer Session I and II) It is recommended that new students enroll in courses in the summer prior to full- or part-time study in the fall. _____

Summer I and/or Summer II Subtotal

FALL Course #

3 3 3

FULL TIME — SUMMER SESSIONS

SUMMER SESSION I Course # Course Title

YEAR 2

Credits

12

FULL TIME — FALL & SPRING Course Title

Level II Intermediate Courses SCP 525 Consultation & Collaboration: School/ Home/Family **PSY/SED 568 Behavioral Assessment & Intervention **SCP 630 Intervention Strategies: Social & Emotional SCP 635 Intervention Strategies: Academic & Learning

Credits

3 3 3 3

SPRING Course #

Course Title

Level II Intermediate Courses SCP 630 Intervention Strategies: Social & Emotional **SCP 635 Intervention Strategies: Academic & Learning **SCP 525 Consultation & Collaboration: School/ Home/Family PSY/SED 568 Behavioral Assessment & Intervention

**(4 Intermediate course options are available, student is required to take 2 maximum along with their practicum)

**(4 Intermediate course options are available, student is required to take 2 maximum along with their practicum)

Level III Advanced Courses - Practicum SCP 800 Clinical Practicum and Seminar: School Counselor, Guidance PreK-8 OR SCP 815 Clinical Practicum and Seminar: School Counselor, Guidance (5-12)

Level III Advanced Courses - Practicum SCP 875 Advanced Clinical Practicum and Seminar: School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor

Subtotal

3

Subtotal _____ 9

Total Graduate Course Credits

Credits

3 3 3 3

_____ 9 _____ 54

REQUIRED COURSES / CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY (C.A.G.S.) Summer Sessions Following Above Program * Students may enroll once accepted into the C.A.G.S. program SCP 740 Principles and Practices of School Social Work/Adjustment Counseling in Schools* 3 SCP 745 Juvenile Court and Education for Counselors* 3 _____ Subtotal 6 ELECTIVE COURSES / CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY (C.A.G.S.) Choose 4 Courses and Complete Within 7 Years Additional Special Topics courses are developed to address SCP 730.15 Special Topics: Current Issues in School current issues and student and district needs. Counseling (through Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology)* 3 SCP 730.16 Special Topics: The Curriculum Project 3 * Institute workshops change yearly and may be taken more SCP 730.17 Clinical Topics and Evidence-Based Programs 3 than once. SCP 750 Directed Studies 3 SCP 755 Positive Psychology & School Counseling: A Strengths-Based Approach 3 SCP 760 Addictions Seminar for School Counselors 3 _____ Subtotal 12

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“...produces precisely the modern counselors who we seek to hire.” –

Marianne O’Connor Former Superintendent of Schools, Retired Westborough, MA

“The family unit is very different than it was 15 years ago. It’s more complex. Counselors must know our students as human beings. The Assumption curriculum is exemplary. It marries psychology, social work, and the practical application of knowledge in real school environments. The students who have completed their internships with us, and the graduates we have hired, have been exceptionally well trained and able to function immediately at a high level.”

Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) in School Counseling Our Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S.) options provide specialized knowledge and skills in specific areas of School Counseling. It is offered to individuals who hold a master’s degree in School Counseling or a closely related counseling field.

Students enrolled in some of these programs have an opportunity to develop an area of specialization that is related to their current work or future career goals. Students are typically enrolled in this program on a part-time basis and have up to 7 years to complete their course of study.

A customized course of study consisting of 21-30 graduate credits is developed in consultation with the graduate program director.

Four C.A.G.S. Options: CAGS OPTION

WHO SHOULD APPLY

DESCRIPTION/REQUIREMENTS

C.A.G.S. in School Counseling

Graduates of Assumption’s School Counseling Program who hold the Guidance Counselor license.

• Enroll in a 450 hour clinical practicum for School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor

Initial Licensure as a School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor

• Take Principles and Practices of Social Work/Adjustment Counseling & Juvenile Court and Education for Counselors. • Take up to 7 years to finish your C.A.G.S. with 4 more elective courses.

C.A.G.S. in School Counseling Initial licensure as a School Guidance Counselor OR Initial Licensure in School Social Work/Adjustment Counseling

C.A.G.S. in School Counseling Initial licensure as a School Guidance Counselor AND School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor

C.A.G.S. in School Counseling Leads to Professional Licensure

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Students who have a Master’s Degree in counseling, or a related field.

• Transcripts of graduates of other preparation programs will be reviewed and an individual program of study would be developed. • Consists of a minimum of 7 courses.

Students who have a Master’s Degree in counseling, or a related field.

• Transcripts of graduates of other preparation programs will be reviewed and an individual program of study will be developed. • Consists of a minimum of 7-10 courses.

Students who already have a license in school counseling and are not looking for additional licensure.

• Consists of a minimum of 7 courses in a customized blend of courses for the students interersts/goals.

Applying to the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) programs The admissions committee considers a holistic approach of each candidate’s application in assessing their potential to successfully complete the graduate school counseling program. Factors considered include a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Your application file will consist of the following: • • • • • •

Graduate Application Application Fee – waived for Assumption students and alumni Official College Transcripts, undergraduate and graduate Three Letters of Recommendation – academic and/or professional Current Resume A copy of teacher certification documents if the candidate already holds a license/ certificate in Massachusetts or another state license • A personal essay describing the academic preparation, work experiences, and skills that the candidate brings to this graduate program, what he or she hopes to accomplish academically, and his or her professional goals

• The admission requirements and process is simplified for alumni of Assumption College’s Master of Arts in School Counseling program. • NOTE: An Admissions interview is required. The GRE is not required.

For application deadlines and admissions information, please visit: http://graduate.assumption.edu/school-counseling/applying

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Courses for Assumption Undergraduate Students The School Counseling Program offers Assumption College undergraduate students the opportunity to enroll in two graduate courses during their senior year. These graduate courses may be applied towards the Master of Arts (M.A.) in School Counseling. Students in any undergraduate major considering admission for the master’s program should consult with the Director of the School Counseling program during the spring semester of their junior year to discuss eligibility and application procedures and to plan a course

of study. With permission from the Director of the School Counseling program and the student’s advisor, students may take one (1) graduate class in the fall of their senior year and one (1) graduate class in the spring of their senior year. Undergraduate students who seek admission to the Master of Arts in School Counseling program must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major field of study and overall. Candidates must submit their complete application materials to the Office of Graduate Studies by the spring semester of their senior year to apply to the M.A. (M.A./C.A.G.S.) in School Counseling.

Request information from the Graduate Studies Office e-mail at graduate@assumption.edu.

The Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology The Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology, through the School Counseling Program at Assumption College, one of the only such offerings in the nation, provides special advanced training experiences regarding new models and interventions to benefit current school counselors. Interactive workshops, designed for counselors who seek continuing education for re-licensure (PDPs and CEUs), are offered on campus throughout the year by recognized, nationally noted contributors in the field. The Institute also provides graduate students (who report it to be a highlight of their studies) the opportunity to interact with both current counselors and prominent contributors. All workshops are offered to Master’s, C.A.G.S., undergraduate students and faculty. Training sessions may be taken for graduate credit with additional course requirements. The primary goals of the Institute are to offer: 1. Professional training to enable professional counselors and psychologists to stay current with evidenced based practices; 2. On campus in-service training to teachers and school administrators relating to topics that enhance and advance the work of school counselors and school psychologists in implementing the Mass Model for Comprehensive School Counseling; 3. Out-reach consultation to schools seeking assistance with delivery of school counseling services and staff development.

Comments from workshop attendees: “In such a brief time, I am reminded of how much I need to continue to grow.” “… presentations were outstanding. I’ve been a practitioner for 20 years and the workshops continue to enrich my professional life.” “…the workshops are the most useful I have ever attended. I can use these strategies immediately. I only wish I could take the presenters back to my school.” “Incredible workshop. Wish my co-workers and administrators were here. Great resources to bring back and feel better able to teach others.” “This was the BEST professional development I have ever been to. I feel I have a lot of ideas to bring back to my school and make a difference for the students.” “Wish we could have this training for all of the teachers in our district!”

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College Accreditation Accredited by: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Council on Rehabilitation Education

College’s Mission Assumption College, rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. We pursue these ambitious goals through a curricu-

lum grounded in the liberal arts and extending to the domain of professional studies. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason, we aim, by the pursuit of the truth, to transform the minds and hearts of students. Assumption favors diversity and ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals.

Assumptionist Sponsorship The order of the Augustinians of the Assumption, founders of Assumption College, was begun by an educator whose most cherished project was the establishment of a Catholic university. Fr. Emmanuel d’Alzon envisioned an institution committed to academic excellence. Father d’Alzon was also devoted to helping people learn, adapt, grow and change in various ways.

Light the way. www.assumption.edu/graduate Graduate Studies Office La Maison Française Building, Rm 200 Assumption College  500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 p 508.767.7387 f 508.767.7030 e-mail: graduate@assumption.edu

For information, call 508.767.7387

NOTE: The College reserves the right to withdraw or modify any of the courses or programs listed in this viewbook, or to cancel any course or program for which it deems the registration insufficient, or to make any course or regulation change it considers necessary. The College further reserves the right to suspend the acceptance of applications in particular programs.


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