School Counseling, AC

Our advanced certificate in school counseling focuses on training school counselors to assist students in grades K-12 in academic, career and personal/social development. Our program is for you if you have a master's degree in school counseling and are seeking permanent certification as a school counselor in New York State. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to work as a school counselor in New York State.

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Why School Counseling at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • gaining experience in the schools begins first semester, accompanied by theory-based cases in school counseling, career development and counseling theory
  • learning to provide classroom guidance, small group and one-on-one interventions to meet students' academic career and personal/social need, as well as assist in post-graduation plannings
  • over 100 school counseling and internship sites available for placement
  • students complete school placements at a minimum of two out of three levels (elementary, middle, high school)
Open to UB Graduate Students

This program is only available for current University at Buffalo graduate students.

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Advanced Certificate (AC)
Credits required for completion 24
Time to completion 2 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus
Careers School counselors in K–12 schools
Experiential contact hours 150 hours in schools
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall/Summer: April 1, then rolling

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Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection, a computer that meets university computing standards and basic computer competency.