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Counselor Education

Thank you for your interest in the Counselor Education programs offered at Bridgewater State University.  Please explore the information below for additional information on each of the individual programs.

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Group Counseling in Legacy Exploration and Preservation Group Work

This Graduate Certificate is designed for mental health professionals to gain expertise with planning, performing and processing Legacy Exploration and Preservation Groups (LEPG) with adults across the lifespan. The primary goal of these psycho-educational-support groups are for members to enhance their sense of psychological wellbeing by experiencing an increased connection to ones family, heritage and the global community.

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Master of Education (MEd) in Mental Health Counseling

Today, the challenges inherent in mental health counseling are more complex than ever. Familiarity with a myriad of medications, health insurance coverage policies and multicultural issues is a must as mental health services are increasingly offered in home and school environments instead of the traditional institutions of past decades.

The Masters of Education (MEd) at Bridgewater State University can help you develop the solid skills and experience needed to become a licensed mental health care counselor in Massachusetts. The program’s relatively low student-to-faculty ratio gives students a close, dynamic working relationship with academic advisors that many other universities cannot offer. 

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Master of Education (MEd) in Mental Health Counseling - Dual License

This 66-credit program is for those seeking dual licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts by the Board of Registration and a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor License with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Program requirements have been designed to meet current state licensing requirements (CMR 262) and initial licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a school social worker/school adjustment counselor.

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Master of Education (MEd) in School Counseling

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 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. 

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Post-Masters Licensure in School Counseling

Graduates of the School of Counseling Program are trained to work in either PreK, elementary, middle or high school settings including public, private, vocational technical and charter schools.  This is a license only program endorsed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  A master’s degree in a counseling related field that included a supervised clinical internship experience is required.  Upon successful completion of this program, including course work and a supervised fieldwork experience, students will be eligible to apply for Initial Licensure as a School Guidance Counselor in Massachusetts.

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Master of Education (MEd) in Mental Health Counseling, International Non-Licensure (Non-U.S. Citizens)

This 60-credit degree program is designed for international students seeking training in mental health counseling for international settings. This concentration does not lead to a professional license.

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