State-certified school counselors are uniquely qualified to address
students’ academic, personal/social and career development needs by
designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school
counseling program that promotes and enhances student success.
The 48-credit M.S.Ed. Program in School Counseling trains students to provide appropriate and vital services to students in school-based settings, including core knowledge in professional issues and ethics, counseling theories, human development, counseling skills, group work, assessment, and career development. Building upon these core content areas, the school counseling program focuses specifically on the development of knowledge and skills necessary to work in today’s schools, such as: contemporary practice of school counseling; school-based research; program development and evaluation; advocacy; leadership; collaboration and consultation. The program is registered with the New York State Education Department and satisfies the educational requirements for provisional certification as a school counselor.
For more information on the field of school counseling, visit the American School Counselor Association’s Web site schoolcounselor.org.