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Student Assistance Coordination Certificate (CAGS)

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Program Information

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The Student Assistance Coordination certificate program is intended for individuals who want to be certified as student assistance coordinators. A Student Assistance Coordinator provides in-school assessment, crisis intervention and counseling and referral services to any student experiencing personal, family, or peer difficulties. Student Assistance Coordinators work with students, their families, and community resources in many New Jersey school districts to address substance abuse issues, social and emotional issues, and behavioral problems experienced by school-age children.

Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the Student Assistance Coordination Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®). For more information about NJTOP, click here.

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The Student Assistance Coordination Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is a part-time program offered in hybrid format at our Glassboro campus. It requires the completion of 24 graduate semester hours (8 courses).

The following courses make up the Student Assistance Coordination Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study program.

  • 8 Courses / 24 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 24 S.H.
COUN 26523 Counseling Interviewing Skills And Techniques 3
PSY 05502 Fundamentals of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Dependency 3
PSY 09512 Developmental Psychology of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 3
COUN 26520 Design and Coordination of Developmental Counseling Programs 3
PSY 03518 Psychological Evaluation and Counseling Services to Combat Alcohol and Drug Abuse 3
EDAM 27559 Law And Ethics for School Leadership 3
COUN 26597 Intervention and referral services/school teams and community resources 3
COUN 26527 Practicum In Counseling In Educational Settings 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Master's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Certificate Program Acknowledgement
  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Optional Interview: Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee.
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