School Counseling, MSED
Program Director: Latoya Pierce, Ph.D.
This degree is designed for individuals who wish to serve as counselors in K-12 settings. The degree provides extended research-based knowledge in the areas of group and individual counseling, counseling techniques, testing and diagnosis, and school counseling issues and practices.
Information About Certification
The degree in School Counseling meets the requirement for professional teacher certification in New York. The degree also meets the criteria for certification as a school counselor in New York (Provisional). School counseling certification in New York does not require a teaching certificate.
- The admission committee reviews the following in considering candidates for this program:
- Application for admission
- Statement of Intent/writing sample (questions provided)
- Transcripts from all colleges previously attended
- Two References — Ability to do graduate work
- Additional information, if requested by program director
Students are expected to complete an initial Practicum field experience (forty hours of direct counseling) the first year which is non-track specific. They are then required in the second year to complete two track-specific Internships, each involving 300 clock hours. Site supervisors must have at least three years of experience, and hold the qualifications as dictated by the Office of Professions. The placement process is a collaborative effort between students and faculty members.
|RESEARCH METHODS IN THE EDUCATION PROFESSION|
|INTR TO THE PROFESSION OF COUNSELING|
|ADVANCED HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT|
|THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF COUNSELING|
|PSYCH TESTING & ASSESSMENT|
|PRACTICUM IN COUNSELING|
|INTERNSHIP I:SCHOOL COUNSELING|
|INTERNSHIP II:SCHOOL COUNSELING|
|MGMT OF SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAMS|
|INTRVEN FOR SCHOOL & CMH COUNSELING|
|INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTIONS|
|INTRODUCTION TO CRISIS COUNSELING|
|SCH/COUNS & SP/EDUCATION|
|GRIEF COUNSELING COPING WITH LOSS & UNDERSTANDING THE GRIEF PROCESS|
|SAFE SCHOOLS WKSP|
|CHILD ABUSE PREV|
|Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying & Di|
A variety of electives are available including those in school counseling, trauma counseling, and addictions counseling. The two addictions courses fulfill the 85 continuing education clock hours required by OASES for those pursuing the CASAC (Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor) credential. The full extent of the additional requirements for this credential may be found at: https://www.oasas.ny.gov/sqa/credentialing/casacreq.cfm
Note: St. Bonaventure University is a certified education and training provider for OASES.
In order to be awarded the degree in School Counseling, a student will be evaluated on the following exit criteria:
- A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- Demonstration of appropriate professional dispositions
- Successful completion of Practicum and Internships
- Submission of an E-folio showing professional growth and accomplishments
- Successful completion of a national comprehensive examination