Guidance and Counseling Requirements

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Master of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling Leading to Provisional Certification
Advanced Certificate in Guidance and Counseling
Related Graduate Programs

Master of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling Leading to Provisional Certification –45 Credits

Admissions Requirements
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Admission to Candidacy
Degree-seeking students in the Guidance and Counseling Program will be reviewed for admission to candidacy after completion of 12 graduate credits. Please see general candidacy guidelines at the beginning of the catalog.

Required Courses
GSC 505 Research Methodology 3
GSC 514 Counselor in the Schools 3
GSC 584 Introduction to Theories of Counseling 3
GSC 586 Principles of Guidance 3
GSC 784 Ethics in Counseling 3
CLD 540 Theories of Career Counseling 3
CLD 547 Methods and Tools of Assessment and Evaluation in Career Development 3
PSY 581 Interviewing and Counseling 3
PSY 586 Counseling the Culturally Diverse 3
PSY 588 Family Process and Therapy I 3
GSC 619 Group Counseling 3
Internship
Credits
GSC 710 Supervised Internship 3

Certification Workshop Series (No credit)
Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment WCS 983
School Violence Prevention and Intervention WCS 984

Elective Courses (9 credits required)
CLD 617* Career Planning Processes, and Procedures 3
CLD 622 Understanding, Evaluating, and Using Career Development/Guidance Resources 3
CLD 624* Planning Conducting and Evaluating Workshops 3
CLD 642 Holistic Approaches to Stress Management 3
CLD 750 Holistic Approaches to Career Development 3
GRT 601 Organizational Development 3
GRT 614 Dying and Death 3
GRT 615 Grief, Mourning, and Bereavement 3
GSC 610* The Role of the Elementary and Middle School Counselor 3
GSC 637* College Placement and Procedures 3
GSC 692 Children, Adolescents, Loss, and Death 3
GSC 711 Advanced Supervised Internship 3
GSC 800 Independent Study 3
GSC 900 Special Topics in Counseling 3
PSY 571 Human Growth & Development 3
PSY 610 Behavior Dynamics Across the Lifespan 3
PSY 688 Understanding and Treatment of Addictive Behavior 3
PSY 692 Family Process & Therapy II 3
PSY 779 Advanced Counseling Techniques: Adult 3
PSY 781 Advanced Counseling Techniques: Child & Adolescent 3
* One of these four courses must be taken for the Master’s Degree.

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

 

Advanced Certificate in Guidance & Counseling – 15 Credits

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Admission to Candidacy
Degree-seeking students in the Guidance and Counseling Program will be reviewed for admission to candidacy after completion of 12 graduate credits. Please see general candidacy guidelines at the beginning of the catalog.

Elective Courses
CLD 617 Career Planning Processes, and Procedures 3
CLD 622 Understanding, Evaluating, and Using Career Development/Guidance Resources 3
CLD 624 Planning Conducting and Evaluating Workshops 3
CLD 642 Holistic Approaches to Stress Management 3
GRT 601 Organizational Development 3
GRT 614 Dying and Death 3
GRT 615 Grief, Mourning, and Bereavement 3
GSC 595 Working with Parents 3
GSC 610 Role of the Elementary and Middle School Counselor 3
GSC 637 College Placement and Procedures 3
GSC 692 Children, Adolescents, Loss, and Death 3
GSC 711 Advanced Supervised Internship 3
GSC 800 Independent Study 3
GSC 900 Special Topics in Counseling 3
PSY 688 Understanding and Treatment of Addictive Behavior 3
PSY 692 Family Process & Therapy II 3
PSY 779 Advanced Counseling Techniques: Adult 3
PSY 781 Advanced Counseling Techniques: Child & Adolescent 3

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

 

Related Graduate Programs

Advanced Certificate in Multilingual/Multicultural Education Leading to a Bilingual Extension – 18 credits
The Graduate School offers an 18 credit Advanced Certificate program approved by the New York State Education Department leading to a bilingual extension for pupil personnel services professionals, including school psychologists and school counselors, and administrative and supervisory personnel. Students in the Guidance and Counseling program who are proficient in another language in addition to English may be eligible for this bilingual extension program. Applications for this program may be obtained at the Division of Education office located in Chidwick Hall, Room 103. Satisfactory completion of the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) examination is a requirement for admission. Information on this examination may be obtained from the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations website at
www.nystce.nesinc.com.

Required Courses for Advanced Certificate in Multilingual/Multicultural Education Leading to a Bilingual Extension of a Current Program – 18 credits*
MME 501 Multilingual/Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice 3
MME 502 Cultural Perspectives on Community Resources and Parental Involvement in Language Education 3
MME 512 Native Language Arts 3
MME 523 Curriculum Adaptations for Diverse Learners 3
MME 526 Providing Pupil Personnel Services with a Bilingual Approach 3
MME 703 College-supervised Practicum in a Bilingual Context for Pupil Personnel Service Professionals 3

Advanced Certificate in Thanatology–18 Credits
Students in the Guidance and Counseling Program may apply for the Graduate School’s Advanced Certificate in Thanatology if they have satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

Required Courses for Advanced Certificate in Thanatology–18 Credits
GSC 584 Introduction to Theories of Counseling 3
GSC 692 Children, Adolescents, Loss, and Death 3
PSY 581 Interviewing and Counseling 3
GRT 614 Dying and Death 3
GRT 615 Grief, Mourning, and Bereavement 3
GRT 701 Field Experience: Internship in Thanatology 3