M.S.Ed. in Bilingual School Counseling
Bilingual school counselors are essential members of the education community for students and families whose primary language is not English. Bilingual school counselors help these students achieve academically, develop both personally and socially, and consider future educational and career avenues. If you are fluent in a second language, interested in a challenging career within the educational system outside of the classroom, and you want to make a real difference in the lives of young people from ethnolinguistically diverse backgrounds, you will find a career in bilingual school counseling to be enjoyable and gratifying.
The 51-credit MSED Program in Bilingual School Counseling provides students with 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 bilingual school counseling program focuses specifically on the development of knowledge and skills necessary to work in today’s schools: contemporary practice of school counseling, school-based research, program development and evaluation, advocacy, leadership, collaboration, consultation, and counseling ethnolinguistically diverse students and families. Our 51-credit MSED Program in Bilingual School Counseling is registered with the New York State Education Department as satisfying the educational requirements for provisional certification as a school counselor and the bilingual extension for practice as a bilingual school counselor.