Students who have completed a 60 credit master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) have the opportunity to complete the Advanced Certificate in School Counseling Bridge program. The program is designed to provide advanced graduate students with the opportunity to earn their initial New York state certification in school counseling.
The Advanced Certificate in School Counseling Bridge program is an online program that includes both online synchronous and asynchronous classes, as well as three semesters of field work. To successfully access the program, students will need access to high-speed internet and a computer device with video and audio technology.
The program is 18 credits and begins in the spring semester only. Students complete 3-6 credits each semester to complete the program. Students must complete three semesters of field work in a K-12 school setting during the program. The three semesters of field work must be in two separate K-12 settings (elementary and secondary) during school day hours. Field work experience includes one 100-hour practicum, and two 300-hour internship.
Please note: Students who completed a 48-credit master’s degree in School Counseling and are seeking an additional 12 credits would not be appropriate for the Advanced Certificate in School Counseling Bridge program. These students are invited to contact the chair for additional information.
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Admissions requirements include:
The School of Education
Office of Graduate Admission
The School of Education's School Counseling program is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is a programmatic accreditor of counseling education programs at colleges and universities in the United States. It is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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The School Counseling Program consists of a 60-credit Master of Science in Education degree, which prepares counselors-in-training for fulfilling the roles of the urban school counselors serving elementary, middle, and high school students in grades K-12 in the areas of academic, personal/social, and career development, according to the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA’s) new vision.
Students who have completed a CACREP master’s degree in another counseling specialization, such as school counseling, can earn an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC).
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