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.
The features of our program include:
This program is only available for current University at Buffalo graduate students.
|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
CEP 505 Group Work in the Schools
CEP 532 Understanding Statistical Research
CEP 600 School Counseling Internship
CEP 648 Guidance Services: Organization and Administration
CEP 664 Process of Consultation
CEP 504 Introduction to Rehabilitation Substance Abuse & Addiction
CEP 541 Human Growth and Development
CEP 548 Coaching for Health and Physiological Integration (online)
CEP 549 Psychology of Women
CEP 553 Self-care in Service (on campus and travel course; alternating years)
CEP 560 Psychology of Learning and Instruction
CEP 566 Evidenced-based Interventions for Wellness and Engagement (online)
CEP 588 College Counseling for High School Students
CEP 611 The Mindful Therapist
CEP 615 Legal Aspects of Counseling
CEP 617 Advanced Group Counseling Theory and Techniques
CEP 629 Family Counseling
CEP 649 Rehabilitation Foundations
CEP 650 Behavior Therapy
CEP 689 Brief Solution Focused Therapy
CEP 750 Yoga for Health and Healing
You must have a master's degree in school counseling from an accredited institution.
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
Admission Interview: An interview is required to be considered for admission to this program.
Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.
Admissions Decision: The admissions decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
In order to qualify for the in-state residency tuition rate, you are required to provide residency documentation indicating you have lived in New York State (NYS) 12 months prior to your semester start date.
If accepted, you will need to upload 3 documents to qualify for the in-state tuition rate. See Required Documents for Residency Application for more information.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.
If you are currently unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL tests because they are canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University at Buffalo will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for proof of English proficiency. This test can be taken online, in your own home. More information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.
The TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition is a safe and convenient option for students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT test at a test center due to public health concerns.
We have a collection of frequently asked questions that may help you. If your questions are still unanswered, we are glad to help! Contact our admission office.
You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.