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Guidance and Counseling

The Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling, which is approved by the New York State Education Department, includes courses from many programs in the Graduate School: Psychology, Career Development, and Guidance and Counseling. As a student in this program, you will take courses in other areas and have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with students from different disciplines and professions.

The program meets all the New York State Education Department requirements for provisional certification as a school counselor and prepares you to work as professionals in pupil personnel services in school systems.

According to the regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education, the requirements to obtain certification as a school counselor are as follows:

(a) Provisional Certification: a baccalaureate degree and 30 credits of graduate study in the field of school counseling, including supervised internship in school guidance counseling, attendance at Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment workshops, and fingerprint clearance. The College will recommend you for provisional certification upon completion of the master's degree.

(b) Permanent Certification: satisfaction of the requirements for provisional certification, two years experience in school counseling, a total of 60 credits of graduate study in school counseling, and a master's degree. You must apply to NYSED on your own for permanent certification.

In order to help you achieve the educational requirements for permanent certification, The College of New Rochelle offers a 15-credit Advanced Certificate in Guidance and Counseling. Students with a master's degree in Guidance and Counseling may choose these 15 credits from any of the elective courses in the Guidance and Counseling program. These courses are to be chosen in conjunction with a faculty advisor.

Required Courses - 36 Credits

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

Certification Workshop Series (No credit)

  • WCS 983 - Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  • WCS 984 - School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • WCS 900 - DASA: Bullying Prevention Training

Elective Courses - 9 Credits

* One of these four courses is required with two additional electives.

  • CLD 617 - Career Planning, Processes, and Procedures, 3 cr. *
  • CLD 622 - Understanding, Evaluating, and Using Career Development Resources, 3 cr.
  • CLD 624 - Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Workshops, 3 cr. *
  • CLD 642 - Holistic Approaches to Stress Management, 3 cr.
  • GRT 601 - Organizational Development, 3 cr.
  • GRT 614 - Dying and Death, 3 cr.
  • GRT 615 - Grief, Mourning, and Bereavement, 3 cr.
  • GSC 610 - The Role of the Elementary and Middle School Counselor, 3 cr. *
  • GSC 637 - College Placement Process and Procedures, 3 cr. *
  • GSC 692 - Children, Adolescents, Loss and Death, 3 cr.
  • GSC 711 - Advanced Supervised Internship, 3 cr.
  • GSC 900 - Special Topics in Counseling, 3 cr.
  • PSY 571 - Human Growth and Development, 3 cr.
  • PSY 610 - Behavior Dynamics Across the Lifespan, 3 cr.
  • PSY 688 - The Understanding and Treatment of Addictive Behavior, 3 cr.
  • PSY 692 - Family Process and Therapy II, 3 cr.
  • PSY 779 - Advanced Counseling Skills and Techniques: Adults, 3 cr.
  • PSY 781 - Advanced Counseling Skills and Techniques: Children & Adolescent, 3 cr.

 

Thanatology Advanced Certificate - 18 Credits

Students in the Guidance Counseling Program may apply for the Graduate School's Advanced Certificate in Thanatology if they have satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

  • GSC 584 - Introduction to Theories of Counseling, 3 cr.
  • GSC 692 - Children, Adolescents, Loss, and Death, 3 cr.
  • PSY 581 - Interviewing and Counseling, 3 cr.
  • GRT 614 - Dying and Death, 3 cr.
  • GRT 615 - Grief, Mourning, and Bereavement, 3 cr.
  • GRT 703 - Field Experience: Internship in Thanatology, 3 cr.