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About the Program

The 48-credit Master of Science in School Counselor program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program prepares students to work with young people from a developmental perspective to clarify goals, to overcome behavioral and social obstacles, and to enhance the learning experience. Graduates of this program help students cope with a myriad of problems. They learn effective individual and group counseling techniques and gain practical field experience through internships at all levels (elementary, middle and high school). This 48-credit program, plus two years of experience as a school counselor in New York, leads to permanent New York State certification as a school counselor.

Clinical Mental Health Licensing Preparation Courses

If you are a certified school counselor interested in obtaining licensure as a mental health Counselor in New York State, the Department of Counseling and Development provides a course of study in Clinical Mental Health Counseling that will enable individuals with a Master's degree in School Counseling to meet the educational requirements needed to take the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination, the licensure exam designated by New York State.