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The mission of the New Jersey City University Educational Leadership graduate program is to improve teaching, learning, and human development in a diverse, rapidly changing, and increasingly technological society. The program is designed to educate tomorrow’s leaders for urban settings with the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions to lead change in schools, work with diverse groups, and integrate ideas to solve problems in the P-12 setting. NJCU’s Counseling program trains culturally competent, caring counselors who serve a diverse, multilingual urban community. Professional counselors empower individuals and families to resolve personal, educational, career, and relationship concerns. Faculty and students are committed to advocating for social justice, removing barriers to education and personal growth, and promoting wellness, equity and optimal development for all persons and groups.
Candidates have two options in educational leadership:
Applicants and continuing students should be aware that programs may be revised in response to changes in state certification requirements and/or changes in accrediting agency standards. Substitutions of courses should only be done with the approval of the student’s officially assigned graduate advisor and/or department chair. Please contact the department for current information and requirements.
NJCU’s Counseling program trains culturally competent, caring counselors who serve a diverse, multilingual urban community. Counseling faculty and students identify with the counseling profession through the American Counseling Association http://www.counseling.org and its divisions such as the American School Counselor Association, the Association for Multicultural Development, and the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Students may join the ACA Graduate Student Association, NJCU Graduate Student Counseling Association; and Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. NJCU has been approved as a Graduate Student site for the National Counselor Examination (NCE).
The Counseling program has two options:
Additional elective courses can be taken to meet licensure requirements. Please visit the Counseling Department site for additional information and curriculum requirements.
The New Jersey City University Counseling program, which houses both the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the School Counseling programs, received CACREP accreditation as of spring 2014. Core Courses integrate knowledge (content), skills (practice), and dispositions (personal awareness and development). The Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the ACA Multicultural Counseling Competencies and Standards are infused in all courses. Students achieve competencies in eight CACREP core areas:
Programs may be revised in response to changes in requirements for certification, licensure, or accreditation. Prospective applicants and current graduate students should contact the department for updated program information.
In addition to fulfilling the general graduate studies admission requirements, admission and matriculation requirements consist of:
In addition to general graduate studies requirements in the graduate catalog, students must demonstrate the following:
For additional information, please contact Dr. Yumiko Ogawa , Coordinator, M.A. in Counseling Program at (201)200-3400.
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Location: Rossey Hall, Room 536Fax: (201) 200-3405Counseling: Dr. Yumiko Ogawa Administrative Assistant: Ms. Norma AraujoPhone: (201) 200-3400Educational Leadership: Dr. Susan PhiferPhone: (201) 200-3493
Dr. Vaibhavee AgaskarDr. Tracey Duncan Dr. Jean GeorgiouDr. Yung-Wei LinDr. Marilyn Maye Dr. John MelendezDr. Yumiko Ogawa Dr. Susan Phifer Dr. Carrie RobinsonDr. Grace Wambu