School Counseling, EdM

Our master's program in school counseling, which can be taken in partnership with the certificate of advanced study, is designed to prepare you to meet New York State standards for school counselors for the initial certificate and the professional certificate. This program seeks to educate counselors to assist K–12 youth to develop skills involving educational, vocational and personal-social needs. Through our program, you will learn how to apply a diverse repertoire of helping strategies and techniques, conceptualize and implement a comprehensive school counseling program, and engage in evaluation of your efforts.

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Why School Counseling at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • obtaining experience in the schools begins your 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 planning
  • students complete school placements at a minimum of 2 of 3 levels (elementary, middle, high school)
  • over 100 school counseling and internship sites available for placement

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Master of Education (EdM)
Credits required for completion 61
Time to completion 2 years
Course delivery On campus
Careers School counselors in K–12 schools
Experiential contact hours 750 hours in schools
Application deadline Jan. 15 (Summer admission only)

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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.