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International School Counseling

Master of Arts in Counseling, MA and/or Certificate Program

Certificate of Eligibility of Advanced Standing (US Citizens Only) 

In addition to earning an MA in Counseling, US Citizens are eligible to apply for School Counseling certification in the state of NJ, which is transferable to other US states. Students will be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS).  Please consult the New Jersey Department of Education Endorsement Code for additional information.

Certificate of Qualification (CQ) (US and Non-US Citizens ) 

The CQ is issued to both U.S. citizens and non-citizens and verifies the completion of TCNJ’s International School Counseling Program. Although the CQ is not a teaching license from the State of New Jersey (and is not accepted by national or provincial schools), it is recognized by international schools and their accrediting agencies and allows candidates to teach within the international school community outside of the U.S.

Program Information and Planner 

This accredited program, led by a dedicated faculty of seasoned counselors, focuses on experiential learning to prepare students for becoming school counselors in the international K-12 setting. Students can study online in the fall and spring semester and/or take in-person courses each summer in Portugal.

School Counseling Program Planner – Please refer to the program planner for all course requirements.

Please consult Stuart Roe, OSGP Faculty Advisor, for advisement at

The Master of Arts in Counselor Education with a focus on international school counseling is a CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs) accredited program of study.  


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