Master's Degree in Counselor Education and Human Sexuality (MEd)
In our master's degree program in professional school counselor education and human sexuality (MEd), you'll take the inside track to a future as an educator, professional school counselor, and sexuality professional.
In addition to working collaboratively with community educators, teachers, therapists, clinicians, and writers, you will also be trained in social justice education, research methodologies, curriculum development, clinical research, teaching strategies, assessment and intervention, and culturally appropriate program design.
You'll gain hands-on practice experience in either educational or clinical settings. Field experience is accompanied by a practicum course through which you will receive supervision from a faculty member. Field placements are located where you live, and students who live more than two hours away from campus can attend their practicum class through video conferencing.
Through a practicum placement and a rigorous research-oriented education, you will develop the skills and aptitudes to excel in human sexuality and professional school counseling.
With a master's degree in counselor education and human sexuality (MEd) from Widener, you'll develop the skills and expertise to excel as a sexuality educator and professional school counselor.
Flexibility & Efficiency
Courses are scheduled on nights and weekends with the needs of a working adult in mind. Because of this format, students commute from around the Philadelphia area (and beyond) and are able to keep their current jobs. Courses for the professional school counselor education program are fully synchronous online while the human sexuality program has both in person and online courses.
Thanks to our highly trained faculty and staff who use current educational philosophies and methodologies, you will received an education that emphasizes affecting learning and cutting-edge strategies.
Certification through AASECT
If you are interested in becoming certified by the American Association and Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, our curriculum puts you on the right track to meeting the requirements for certification.
Human Sexuality Studies and School Counseling majors have the opportunity to join various clubs and organizations across and outside of campus to expand their network, including Gamma Eta Rho – A National Honor Society in Human Sexuality, Human Sexuality Education Student Organization, and many more.