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.

Open to UB Graduate Students

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

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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)

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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University Computing Standards

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.