The Department of Counseling and Development educates and prepares graduate students to enter the professions of mental health counseling and school counseling through programs of study that are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Coursework encompasses theory, practica and internships, and preparation of students for New York State licensure or certification in their respective disciplines. The faculty is diverse with a wide range of specializations. They are committed to excellence and support the integration of technology, multicultural competencies and the highest ethical standards. In addition, the program prepares students to become reflective counselors fostering professional identity with a commitment to lifelong learning.