M.S.Ed./C.A.S. -- School Counselor
SUNY Plattsburgh’s program in School Counseling is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills, experience, and credentials to pursue successful careers in elementary, middle, and high school counseling and related settings. The program provides instruction, advisement, both practicum and internship experiences, and clinical supervision.
The School Counselor Program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counselor and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Upon successful completion of the 60 credit hour program, the candidate receives both a Master of Science in Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study. Graduates are eligible both for NYS provisional certification as a school counselor and for taking the National Counselor Exam (NCE).
Candidates in the School Counselor program may complete their program on a part-time or full-time basis. Full-time candidates typically complete their program in two years, including some summer and winter session coursework. Courses are offered both during the day and in the evening to accommodate a variety of candidate work schedules.
SUNY Plattsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The School Counselor Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)
* Prerequisites of 12 credits in psychology or closely related areas and specific course work in life-span development, statistics and computers
* A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, as evidenced by an official transcript
* A minimum grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
* Scores above the 25th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
* Three letters of reference indicating candidate's ability and suitability to pursue graduate studies in counseling
* Satisfactory completion of a group activity, writing exercise, and interviews at Admissions Day
* Preference is given to applicants who have work or volunteer experience in activities related to counseling
# of Credits Required:
60 credit hours
International Student Requirements:
1. Students whose native language is not English must submit official documentation of their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. Required score: 550 or above (paper-based) or 79-80 or above (internet-based).
2. International students must provide official documents to prove that they have enough money to pay for their education, estimated at $26,000 per year.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Tuition Out of State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Distant Town
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999