Offering Master of Arts (M.A.) and Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) degrees
The Counselor Education Department currently offers:
- A 48-hour Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in School Counseling
- A Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S) degree in School Counseling
The School Counseling M.A. degree program prepares candidates to work as counselors in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. In addition to individual and group counseling, school counselors provide:
- Classroom guidance
- Teacher/parent consultation
- Peer facilitated programs
Candidates are endorsed for certification and/or job placement only in their area of concentration.
At Fairfield, counseling courses are offered under the guidance of faculty members who are nationally recognized in the field through their publications and active service in national professional organizations. The programs are designed to develop knowledge and skill in nine areas:
- Human growth and development
- The helping relationship
- Lifestyle and career development
- Research and evaluation
- Social and cultural foundations
- Group counseling
- Individual appraisal
- Professional orientation
- Clinical skills
You'll benefit from Fairfield's excellent opportunities for internships, research, and postgraduate employment.
We invite you to learn more about the Counselor Education Department and its admission requirements, courses, and faculty. Have more questions? Read our FAQs or contact us. We hope you'll find the program challenges you intellectually and enriches your life.