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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 I
  • SPC 656 Introduction to Counseling Process and Application II
  • SPC 657A Family Counseling
  • SPC 660A Practicum in Group Work I
  • SPC 660B Practicum in Group Work II
  • SPC 661A Individual Practicum I-School
  • SPC 661D Individual Practicum II-School
  • SPC 668A Diagnostic Tools for Measurement
  • SPC 682 World of Work: Assessment of Individual Needs and Needs of Society
  • SPC or CPT Elective*
  • SPC or CPT Elective*
  • 2 of the following courses are required
    - SPC 745C College Admission Process
    - SPC 745H High School Counseling
    - SPC 748 Middle School Counseling

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)