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 MS 10647).

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] (3+ Additional Credits)

Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 48 credits. The detailed M.S. in Counseling & Human Dev (w/ spec. in School Counseling) 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 program plan for M.S. in Counseling & Human Dev (w/ spec. in School Counseling) CS1

Entry Level Courses   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields may be transferred in prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor. These transfer credits can fulfill an elective requirement or be a direct substitution of a required course. Required courses that are part of accreditation assessments cannot be substituted.

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


Choose electives for a total of 3 credits. By choosing electives appropriately, students can reduce the number of additional credits required to complete an optional Advanced Certificate.

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


1. EDU450 must be taken prior to or concurrently with EDU457
2. EDF450 must be taken prior to or concurrently with EDU465 and EDU471
3. 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 EDU468 as your elective
- Take the sequence EDE446, ED440, ED441 (for additional credits) 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
- 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)