Program Details

Advanced certificate program in school counseling
HEGIS code 0826.01
NYS SED program code 01890

The school counseling program prepares prospective school counselors to work with ethnically and racially diverse populations in New York City public and private schools. Working from a holistic approach, candidates are encouraged to develop the necessary skills for engaging all members of the educational community-parents, administrators, teachers, students, and community organizations-in the process of making schools more responsive, equitable, and caring environments that foster life-long learning and growth. Internships and supervised field experiences are an integral part of our course of study.
The program includes two levels of study: the master of science in education provides graduates with New York State initial certification as school counselors; the advanced certificate in school counseling qualifies candidates with New York State professional certification. A 12-credit specialization in bilingual school counseling is also offered.
Graduates of our program are sought after by public and private schools where they counsel students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Program Heads

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Phone
Email
Office Hours
Scharron-del Rio, Maria Program Coordinator 718.951.5876 1107 James Hall mariars @ brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Education, School Psychology/counseling And Leadership
Fall Application Deadline April 1st
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Only degree-seeking applications with a master's degree in school counseling are accepted. Submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation, and resume. On a separate page, attach a brief biographical statement of 750 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals.
Interview with department.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 500, 173, 61
Examinations

 

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must obtain and file the College admission form, including the supplemental School of Education admission form. Applicants must also submit letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with applicants' professional and academic experience. The program invites selected applicants to participate in a group interview and to complete an on-site writing sample.

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Advanced certificate requirements
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Twelve credits beyond the master's degree are required for the advanced certificate.

Students must complete the following courses: SPCL 7816T, 7817T, 7818T, and 7819T.

A student whose master's degree represents fewer than 48 credits or whose master's degree lacks adequate internship or fieldwork preparation may be required to take SPCL 7807T and 7811T in order to be matriculated into the advanced certificate program.

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