Professional School Counseling (M.S.)

Degree and Certification Requirements

New York State presently requires successful completion of 30 hours of graduate study and a supervised internship for provisional certification as a school counselor. This certification is valid for five years. Permanent certification requires further graduate study through completion of a total of 60 credits in guidance and counseling, attainment of the master’s degree and two years of relevant experience.

  • Applicants for New York State certification will have to be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal history review, per New York State Law.
  • United States citizenship or Declaration of Intent to become a U.S. citizen is a requirement for certification in New York State.
  • The Esteves School of Education requires all students to subscribe to LiveText, an electronic portfolio system.

Program Prerequisites

Nine credits in social science, a course in statistics, EDU 201 or other educational foundations course, and PSY 570 or other developmental psychology course are prerequisites to the program.

Program Summary

Phase III

  • Candidates must have completed 36 credits and must have approval of the program director to enroll in the internship.
Item #
Satisfactory completion of non-credit DASA workshop  +

LiveText e-Portfolio System

The School of Education requires all students to subscribe to Live Text, an electronic portfolio system.

School of Education Attendance Policy

While individual instructors may approach attendance and participation in varied ways in their grading policies, students in the School of Education should be aware that missing 1/4 or more of class sessions MAY result in AUTOMATIC class failure. Class content and participation are vital to meeting the objectives of School of Education courses.

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