The Master of Science in School Counselor program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program prepares you to work with young people from a developmental perspective to clarify goals, to overcome behavioral and social obstacles, and to enhance the learning experience. You'll learn effective individual and group counseling techniques and gain practical field experience through internships at all levels (elementary, middle and high school).
Each student in the M.S. in School Counselor program, in consultation with his or her academic counselor, develops and follows a plan of study. Each degree candidate is required to complete at least 90 hours of practicum experience in a field setting and 600 hours of internship experience.
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.