Admissions Criteria Process
Phase One: Screening Process of Academic Criteria for M.Ed. Applicants
1) "Clear Invitations" to continue to Phase Two: Admissions Day Participation
2) "Conditional Invitations" to continue to Phase Two: Admissions Day Participation
*The GRE scoring system was changed in August 2011 and the GRE scores listed above are based on the old scoring system. If you took the exam after August 1, 2011, please see the GRE Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Concordance Tables to convert your score.
Phase Two: Admissions Day Participation
All applicants with a completed application package and who meet the minimum admissions requirements as described above will be required to participate in the on-campus Admissions Day interview process. The Admissions Day is an opportunity for faculty to assess the applicant's potential for work as a counselor. Admissions Day is held on the third Friday of March and the third Friday of November each year.
All newly accepted students are required to complete an online new student orientation session. Students who do not complete this session in the semester that they are accepted for admission will have a registration hold put on their account.
Students must submit a completed application with supporting materials by October 1st for the spring semester and February 1st for the summer and fall semesters.
For additional information, contact either:
Kelly Gym Room 104
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Course requirements leading to initial licensure and professional licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a school counselor at the pre-kindergarten through eighth grade level (PreK-8) or the fifth through twelfth grade level (5-12) are outlined in the sample program descriptions. Licensure by the college will result in interstate reciprocity with signatory states as specified under the Interstate Certification Compact. To discuss the various certification program options, please consult with your advisor.
American Counseling Association http://www.counseling.org
American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org
American School Counselor Association http://www.schoolcounselor.org
Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International http://www.csi-net.org/
Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education http://www.doe.mass.edu
Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) http://massteacher.org
National Board of Certified Counselors http://www.nbcc.org
National Education Association (NEA) http://www.nea.org
U.S. Department of Education http://www.ed.gov
CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) http://cacrep.org
Last Modified: December 3, 2012