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Plan of Study

Master of Science in Education in School Counseling (M.S.Ed.)

This degree leads to eligibility for Provisional New York State Certificate as a School Counselor.

Courses (48 credits)

All courses are three credits unless noted.

  • SPC 615 The World of the Counselor
  • SPC652 Understanding Human Development I
  • SPC 653 Understanding Human Development II
  • SPC 654 Introduction to Counseling Process and Application
  • (Two of the following three)
    - SPC 656 Introduction to Counseling Process and Application II
    - SPC 745H High School Counseling
    - SPC 745 Middle School Counseling
  • SPC 745 College Admissions Process
  • SPC 660A Practicum in Group Work I
  • SPC 660B Practicum in Group Work II
  • SPC 661A Individual Practicum I-School (Monolingual) 200 hours required
  • SPC 661D Individual Practicum II-School (Monolingual) 200 hours required
  • SPC 668 Diagnostic Tools for Measurement
  • SPC 682 World of Work: Assessment of Individual Needs and Needs of Society SPC 657A Family Counseling in Urban Settings
  • SPC Electives (3-6 credits)

Permanent State Certification

Students may complete an additional 12 credits for New York State Permanent Certification. Permanent State Certification requires 60 credits in total. Two years of full-time experience as a counselor (K-12) is also required. An advanced certificate in School Counseling is offered at the Westchester Campus. Please consult www.liu.edu/Hudson/Academics/Programs/SC/AC-SC.aspx

Bilingual Counselor Certification Program

Master's In Science In Education With Recommendation For Provisional Certification As a Bilingual School Counselor.

To earn a Master's in Science in Education with Recommendation for Provisional Certification as a Bilingual School Counselor students are required to successfully complete forty-five (45) credits in Counseling and three (3) credits in the Department of Education.

Students must demonstrate oral and written proficiency in English and in the target language. A passing grade on the New York State Bilingual Education Assessment Examination is required for the provisional bilingual certificate.

Courses (42 credits)

All courses are three credits.

  • SPC 615 The World of the Counselor
  • SPC 652 Understanding Human Development I
  • SPC 653 Understanding Human Development II
  • SPC 654 Introduction to Counseling Process and Application I
  • SPC 656 Introduction to Counseling Process and Application II
  • SPC 657A Family Counseling  
  • SPC 600A Field Work Directed Observation and Practicum in Agency Setting
  • SPC 661A Individual Practicum -School (I) 200 hours required
  • SPC 682 World of Work: Assessment of Individual Needs and Needs of Society
  • SPC 660A Practicum in Group Work (I)
  • SPC 601 Fieldwork: Directed Observation and Practice in Inner-city Schools (Students who have two years teaching experience may substitute an elective)

Specialized Bilingual Courses

  • SPC 600B Fieldwork: Directed Observation and Practice in Agency Settings (Bilingual)
  • SPC 661B Individual Practicum (Bilingual) Trainees counsel non-English speaking students and/or families in the targeted language 200 hours required
  • SPC 668B Diagnostic Tools for Measurement: Emphasis on Bilingual Testing
  • SPC 745M Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Counseling.
  • TED516 Learning in Bilingual/Multicultural Settings (or equivalent)