The School Counseling Program develops holistic school counselors through an emphasis on self-awareness, ethical and moral behavior, a developmental approach to the acquisition of a solid theoretical and scientific knowledge base, professional competencies, and a commitment to the community, service to others and issues of social justice.

The ideal graduate of our school counseling program is a reflective, competent individual whose personal and professional behaviors are grounded in strong, moral values, a solid commitment and adherence to ethical practice and the utilization of collaborative, evidence-based best practices to facilitate the healthy growth and development of students and school systems with whom they work. Dedicated to service to others and the community, students and graduates of our School Counseling Program are expected to demonstrate a genuine appreciation for diversity, and to actualize on their values in order to address issues of social importance, promote the welfare of others, and improvement of society.

The primary goal of the School Counseling Program is to train professional, school-based counselors who can work effectively to assist in the promotion and realization of a healthy educational environment and in the coordination of essential, supportive services and resources from a student’s home and community.

CSJ offers both a master degree and graduate certificate option in school counseling.