Master of Education in School Counseling


Master of Education in School Counseling


Guide tomorrow’s leaders along the path of academic excellence.

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.

Will you do your share to help shape tomorrow’s leaders?

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. This advanced degree program offers the training, fieldwork and multi-tasking experience necessary to guide students to success.

Program Highlights

Graduates of the School Counseling MEd program at Bridgewater State University are trained to work in either Pre-K, elementary, middle or secondary school settings found in public, non-public, vocational technical and charter schools.

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

This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); the only program in Massachusetts to receive that distinction.

The Curriculum

This 51-credit graduate program puts you on the path to licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a school counselor in two distinct licensure settings:

  • School Counseling Initial Licensure Program (Pre-K-8)
  • School Counseling Initial Licensure Program (5-12)

Licensure by the university will result in interstate reciprocity with signatory states as specified under the Interstate Certification Compact.

The School Counseling MEd program is endorsed by the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


You’ve thought about it. You believe you can do it. And you’ve explored your options. Now you’re ready to advance your career – through the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University. Take the first step. Apply now. And get ready to transform your life!

Bridgewater State University College of Graduate Studies

Since 1937, the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University has offered an array of graduate degree, licensure and certificate programs to meet the needs of Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. Led by scholars, researchers, teachers and practitioners from the graduate faculty, our offerings include a variety of nationally accredited master's degree programs in professional studies, education, arts and sciences and business. The College of Graduate Studies ensures high-quality, research-based, stimulating and intellectually challenging educational experiences to those who seek expertise and leadership in their professions and a commitment to lifelong learning and scholarship.

Bridgewater State University remains steadfast in its dual mission to educate citizens to be the best they can be and to use its intellectual, scientific and technological resources to advance the economic and cultural life of the region and beyond.


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To learn more about the Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling program and to obtain an application, contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Maxwell Library

10 Shaw Road
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Tel: 508.531.1300


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