EdM in Counseling
The Master of Education (EdM) in Counseling program at Boston University is committed to developing outstanding counseling professionals with the skills, commitment, and passion to work effectively with diverse populations.
We offer several areas of specialization for you to choose from:
- School Counseling
- Child & Adolescent Mental Health
- Sports Psychology
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Does this program lead to licensure?
Upon completing the program requirements in the School Counseling concentration, students will be eligible for initial licensure as a School Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Upon coursework and fieldwork completion, Sport Psychology students are eligible and prepared to apply to become an Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC-AASP). Additionally, sports psychology students complete all the required courses and clinical experience of the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Counseling concentration and will graduate from the program with all of the pre-master’s requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
As licensure regulations vary from state to state, students are urged to contact the appropriate state licensing board to determine current licensure requirements and to consult with their academic advisor to tailor their program.
More About Our Program
Our program offers you the choice of three concentrations, each corresponding to different elective coursework and field experiences. Regardless of your individual concentration, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to work with a wide range of populations and mental health issues. We’ll work with you to help you attain your professional goals in any number of settings, including but not limited to: schools and universities, mental health counseling agencies, behavioral health settings, addiction treatment centers, group homes, residential treatment centers, hospitals, and private practice settings.
Our program gives you access to ample and diverse hands-on field experiences that help you build and refine clinical skills and further develop your professional counselor identity. You’ll join a cohort of students from a variety of backgrounds who share an interest in the principles and practices underlying the field of counseling, and a desire to take their understanding of their professional concentration and interests to an advanced level.
- School Counselor at Cambridge Public School
- Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at the University of Minnesota
- Mental Skills Coach for the Philadelphia Phillies
- Clinical Coordinator at The Home for Little Wanderers
- Director of Football Academic Support at the University of California, Berkeley
- Mental Health Clinician at South Bay Community Services
- Visit the BU Bulletin for information on this program’s academic requirements.
Hardin Coleman, Professor, Dean Emeritus
Amie Grills, Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research
Melissa K. Holt, Associate Professor, Department Chair for Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development
Kimberly A. S. Howard, Associate Professor, Program Director for Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development (Ph.D.)
Grace S. Kim, Clinical Associate Professor
David McAllister, Instructor, Practicum Coordinator, Program Director for Counseling Psychology (Ed.M.)
V. Scott Solberg, Professor
Marla Zucker, Lecturer & Supervisor
For more information about this program and requirements for admission please contact, Program Director, David McAllister, email@example.com.
Boston University offers a number of programs that lead to a professional license or certification. Provided below is state-specific licensure information regarding Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development’s Master of Education in Counseling program.
- Individuals pursuing the Licensed Mental Health Counseling specialization should review the information provided on the Master of Education in Counseling Licensing Disclosure page. Please contact program faculty with questions.
- Individuals pursuing the School Counseling specialization should review the information provided on the BU Wheelock Educator Preparation Programs Licensing Disclosure page. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.