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Due to uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Off-Site Graduate Programs has made the difficult decision to transition its Summer 2020 programming online. This decision was made in consultation with leadership from TCNJ and the State of New Jersey and is in accordance with institution-wide changes to Summer 2020 travel policies and instruction.  While we are all disappointed that we must change course, we understand that this adjustment is necessary at this point in time.

We recognize that this is a big change to our previously-planned sessions together but please be assured that you will be able to take the courses you need to stay on track to complete your certificate or degree program.  We are committed to offering a powerful, personal, and high quality learning environment in keeping with the traditions of our long-standing programming in Lisbon; while we will not be together in person, we will create a rewarding and meaningful summer collectively and will look forward to being together again in Portugal in 2021.

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Master’s in School Counseling Program

International School Counseling Program Information

Program Planner with Course Prerequisites

Summer 2020 ONLINE Course Offerings

Course offerings are subject to change. While courses will now meet online, the originally-published session dates are the same.  Pre-registered students will receive email communication from OSGP to explain the course structure with additional details to accommodate the transition online.

Please complete the pre-registration form

Session I: June 29 – July 8

COUN 501 Introduction to Counseling || Instructor: Jill Schwarz

COUN 535 Career Counseling Placement || Instructor: Sarah McElroy

Session II: July 9 – 17

COUN 670 Counseling Theory and Techniques || Instructor: Atsuko Seto

COUN 530 Multicultural Counseling || Instructor: Stuart Roe

Session III: July 20 – July 29

COUN 515 Statistics/Research Counseling || Instructor: Stuart Roe

COUN 551 Substance Abuse and Addiction: Individual, Family, and Society || Instructor: Sandy Gibson

COUN 675 Group Counseling || Instructor: Jill Schwarz



Due to the condensed format of global courses online, all students will need to complete a pre-assignment for each class prior to the start of the Summer 2020 sessions. This allows students to complete a course requirement and receive feedback early on in the course. Please check your TCNJ email and course Canvas page to receive this assignment, readings, and other important information and materials from your instructor during the Spring 2020 semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule of classes?

Please see the class schedule above.

What does synchronous and asynchronous instruction mean?

Synchronous instruction refers to coursework that happens in real-time.  In this model, instructors and students come together to meet/learn online during a live session.  Outside of these dedicated synchronous sessions, classes will be asynchronous and students will work at their own pace and on their own hours.

How long will classes run for?

Seven to eight days. Session I is running from June 29 – July 8, Session II is running from July 9 – 17, and Session III is running from July 20 – 29.

How will the online courses be delivered and how will the online courses be assessed?

Instructors are currently working to move classes to an online format. Instructors will be using a variety of different online tools to promote and foster learning and engagement. Courses will be delivered through Canvas, a learning management system. As with our in-person courses, assessments will be determined by the instructor and will be made available and communicated through the course syllabus.

What time zones will the synchronous meetings take place?

The exact hours have not been determined yet as we are currently looking at class rosters and splitting, as best we can, into sections based on time zones.

Will tuition remain the same?

Yes. TCNJ believes that the academic credits earned, the ability to make progress toward degrees, and the opportunities for academic and social support carry value well in excess of tuition revenues, even with the virus-driven temporary changes to educational delivery. OSGP is committed to having online courses that achieve all of the learning and social goals of our on-site classes.

How many courses can students take this summer?

Students can take one course for each session. Please look here for course offerings and dates.

What are the steps students need to do to register for summer online courses?

  1. Students who have already pre-registered do not need to do so again if there are no changes to course choices. Students who would like to add a course to the ones they have pre-registered for MUST complete this updated pre-registration form to indicate the additional course(s).
  2. Students who have not yet pre-registered and are interested in taking courses online this summer MUST submit a pre-registration form. OSGP will email you directions on how to register for your courses in PAWS.
  3. New students (have never taken a course with OSGP and who have not pre-registered), MUST complete a Visiting Student Application first. Please follow the new student steps outlined on our site. After you complete a Visiting Student Application, you may pre-register for your summer course(s) #2 above.
  4. For students who have completed their pre-registration form, our office will email you a registration email. The registration email will include information on how to register for your course(s) in PAWS (via Registration Manual) and tuition information.

If you have issues registering, then please email the OSGP office at

If I am registered for a summer course in PAWS already, will I need to change my section? 

No, for students who have registered for their summer course(s) in PAWS, there is no need to switch into a different section.  OSGP will be making any necessary adjustments in PAWS, if needed. Students are always able to view their course(s) in PAWS and in Canvas.  Students who would like to add a course that they have not registered for MUST complete the updated pre-registration form. Upon receipt, the OSGP office will send students a registration email. The registration email will include information on how to register for your course(s) in PAWS (via Registration Manual) and tuition information.

If you have issues registering, then please email the OSGP office at

How can students prepare for their online course before it begins?

Upon registration in PAWS, students should make sure they have access to TCNJ systems. Please visit TCNJ today – note the icons in the banner (ie: google apps (TCNJ email), Canvas, and PAWS (access to accounts: tuition, registration, ordering transcripts).

Students having difficulty accessing TCNJ systems, please visit this page on our site – follow the course preparation steps. Remember students will not have access to Canvas until instructors create the course and upload the course roster.

Students who are no longer interested in taking courses this summer.

Kindly complete this brief survey to let us know if you are not able to join us this summer. Even if you had only completed a pre-registration form and were not yet registered in PAWS, your completion of the survey is extremely important and will allow us to develop the correct number of course sections and prepare for a great summer together.

Required Textbooks for Summer 2020

COUN 501 – Introduction to Counseling 


1. Learning the art of helping
(6th Edition) by Mark E. Young
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN-13: 978-0134165783
Note: Make sure you buy the bundled version with access to online resources (MyCounselingLab)


COUN 515 – Statistics and Research in Counseling


1. Counseling and Educational Research: Evaluation and Application
(4th Edition) by Rick A. Houser
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN-13: 978-1544305066

2. Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics
(7th Edition) by Neil J. Salkind and Bruce B. Frey
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN-13: 978-1544381855

COUN 530 – Multicultural Counseling


1. Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Counselor
by Changming Duan and Chris Brown
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN-13: 978-1452234526

2. The other Wes Moore: One name, two fates
by Wes Moore
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN-13: 978-0385528207

COUN 670 – Counseling Theory and Techniques

Students who are registered for COUN 670 will need to purchase an electronic e-book (“MindTap”) version of the textbook and accompanying student manual.

1. Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy
(10th Edition) by Gerald Corey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN-13: 978-0357435885

2. Student Manual for theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy
(10th Edition) by Gerald Corey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN-13: 978-1305664470

Note: You can purchase the above textbooks by selecting CENGAGE Unlimited option (This may be a good option if you need to purchase CENGAGE textbooks for more than one course this summer). If you want to purchase the above textbooks only, select a digital version of the books (MindTapV2.0 for Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy and Student Manual 6 Months, ISBN: 9780357435885, 2021 Updated) on CENGAGE Website.

COUN 675 – Group Counseling

1. Groups: Process and Practice
(10th Edition) by Marianne Schneider Corey, Gerald Corey, and Cindy Corey
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
ISBN-13: 978-1305865709

COUN 535 – Career Counseling and Placement

1. Career Development Interventions
(5th Edition) by Spencer G. Niles and JoAnn E. Harris-Bowlsbey
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN-13: 978-0134286303

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