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School Counseling, M.S.

Help shape the lives of tomorrow’s students by becoming a proactive and responsive school counselor. Learn to work with diverse learners, understand cultural contexts, and collaborate with families, teachers, and the community.

Focused on culturally competent school counseling and social justice, the School Counseling, M.S. helps you become a compassionate, effective advocate for the academic, social, and emotional success of pre-K–12 students.

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.

We also offer a Bilingual Extension, which can be completed simultaneously with your school counseling degree. The extension includes a minimum of six additional credits, as well as bilingual practicum experience to prepare you to work specifically with bilingual/ELL students and their families. NYSED certification will require documented proficiency in the target language by independently passing the New York State Bilingual Assessment (BEA).

You can complete your degree and launch your new career path in two years full-time or three years on a part-time basis.

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
  • Pre-K-12 School Counselor

“New York Tech’s School Counseling program provided me with a strong academic foundation so I can serve my students as a transformed counselor in practice.”

Kyeshah Hines (M.S. ’18)

College and Career Counselor, The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice

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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Virtual Open House

December 06, 2020 | 11:00 am - 02:00 pm

We’ve created a custom, virtual event space to simulate our in-person events. Join us at our Virtual Open House on December 6!

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Alumni Profile: Paul Garcia

November 18, 2020

As co-founder of Rethink Urban Design, Paul Garcia (B.S. ’15) is working with local officials, neighborhoods, and civic organizations on new approaches that will help align funding and support for the redesign and regeneration of urban neighborhoods.

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