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Psychology, B.S. / School Counseling, M.S.

Are you interested in working as a counselor in a school setting? Earn a combined bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in school counseling in just five years, and speed your way to New York State certification and a career as a school counselor.

What You’ll Learn

Delve into the human mind through the Psychology, B.S. in small-sized classes on theories of personality, abnormal psychology, and more. New York Tech’s degree offers you plenty of flexibility through electives, and minors, or even prepare for entry into medical school.

After three years of undergraduate studies, students who have established a record of academic excellence may apply to transition into our graduate school counseling program. Our CACREP-accredited M.S. in School Counseling is nationally recognized for the quality of its faculty and the preparation of its graduates to meet criteria for provisional certification as a school counselor in New York State.

You’ll gain a broad foundation on prevalent topics in school counseling today, including leadership, group counseling, working with special needs students, college counseling, and school violence prevention. You’ll also acquire the critical experience you need through a practicum and internships under the mentorship of a tenured school counselor in a pre-K–12 school setting.

Employers

  • Copiague Public School District
  • Legacy High School
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • Union Free West Hempstead School District
  • Union Free Westbury School District

Career Options

  • Academic Advisor
  • Career Counselor
  • College Advisor
  • Educational/Youth Support Organization Staff
  • K-12 School Counselor
Carlos Coto (B.S. ’18)

Sport Psychologist

Carlos is enrolled in the M.A. in Sport & Performance Psychology at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology with the professional goal of becoming the sport psychologist for a Division I team.

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Kenneth R. Pugh (B.S. ‘82)

Yale

After winning a shelf-full of awards at New York Tech, Kenneth is now president and director of Research at Haskins Laboratories and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine.

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Olcay Yavuz (M.S. ’09)

Assistant Professor

Olcay is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Southern Connecticut State University, where the majority of his students are professional teachers.

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“The psychology program at New York Tech was the most fulfilling and life-changing! It taught me the basics of neuroscience and behavior and a wide range of critical thinking strategies that I used successfully during my doctoral education.”

Luigi Pesce-Ibarra (B.S. ’13)

Neuroscientist

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.

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Accredited

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The school counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

How You’ll Succeed

Upon graduation from this highly personalized program, you’ll be ready to create safe, respectful school environments and cultivate the academic, social, emotional, and career success of diverse student populations.

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Accredited

The school counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

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