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M.S. in Counseling & Human Dev (w/ spec. in School Counseling) (CS1)

(as of 08/21/2013)


The core program leads a NYS Certification in School Counseling (provisional).

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the CS1 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Urban Teaching and Leadership [UT1] (0+ Additional Credits)


Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 48 credits. The detailed CS1 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed CS1 Program of Study Form.


Masters' Core
ED406 Master's Research Methods
ED429 Theories of Human Development

Specialization Courses
EDU450 Introduction to School Counseling
EDU457 Counseling Theory and Practice I
EDU460 Counseling Theory & Practice II
EDU454 Career Counseling and Development
EDU453 Counseling and Facilitating in Small Groups
EDU470 Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling
EDE417 Crisis Counseling and Disaster Mental Health
EDU459 Contemporary Issues in School Counseling
EDU465 Assessment and Appraisal

Social Context Courses

Choose one of the following social context courses:
ED418 The Family and Social Dynamics
ED419 Life Course Studies
ED481 School, Family, and Community Relations
ED447 Disability and Schools
ED425 Minority Youth Development in Urban Contexts
EDU471 Counselor as Systems Consultant
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
EDE436 Diversity and Equity in Education

Electives

Choose electives for a total of 3 credits.
+

Internships
EDF450 Practicum in Counseling
EDF451 Supervised Internship in School Counseling I
EDF452 Supervised Internship in School Counseling II
 

Notes:

- EDU450 must be taken prior to or concurrently with EDU457
- EDF450 must be taken prior to or concurrently with EDU465 and EDU471.

For students interested in also pursuing the Advanced Certificate in Urban Teaching and Leadership (UT1):
- Choose EDU442-Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education as your “social context course”
- Choose as your 3 credits of electives the sequence EDE446, ED440, ED441, while conducting your Internship in urban settings; the sequence must start with EDE446 in summer A before the beginning of your second year in the program
- School Counseling students ONLY are allowed to substitute EDU470-Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling for ED468-Leadership in Urban Schools
- Contact the UTL Director in advance to be officially accepted into this additional program



Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Master's Essay or Thesis
  • NYS-approved Workshop on Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse
  • NYS-approved Workshop on School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
  • Finger-print Supported Background Check (to be completed and submitted directly to NYS at the beginning of the program)
  • 2 Years of Regular, Full-time Counseling in a School Setting (NOT a graduation requirements but needed before applying for professional certification)