Salem Offers New Online Program
Salem College will offer its first online degree program, the Master of Education in School Counseling (M.Ed.-SC), starting this fall. The program is one of many new academic offerings at the college for the 2011-2012 academic year.
“For some time now, teachers and administrators in our partner schools have expressed the need for a counseling program that blends Salem's constructivist pedagogy with a focus on the kinds of interpersonal skills and educational expertise required by 21st-century school professionals,” says Dr. Susan Gebhard, director of teacher education and graduate studies. “In response, Salem is pleased and proud to introduce our new program for school counseling.”
Through a research-driven program, Salem’s online M.Ed. – SC degree allows students to gain the knowledge and skills required to become licensed school counselors. Students will learn about advocacy, ethics, legal issues, assessment and evaluation, career counseling, personal development counseling, action research and program management.
The program is comprised of online classes, internship experiences and two weekend seminars on the beautiful Salem College campus. The M.Ed. – SC, which can be completed in 36 months, is delivered in a convenient and flexible format that offers part-time and full-time enrollment. The online master’s in school counseling degree adheres to the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards and fully reflects Salem College’s tradition of educational excellence.
“We hope that having a quality course of studies with the flexibility of online classes will allow working teachers and other career-changers to pursue school counseling in a schedule- and family-friendly way,” says Gebhard.