The C.A.S. program in School Counseling prepares graduates to be thoughtful, effective, responsive, empathetic counselors in educational settings who advocate for their students and provide support in line with contemporary expectations and cutting-edge best practices.
This program in the Department of Counseling and Human Services follows the national model and standards of the American School Counselor Association in preparing students for permanent or provisional/permanent New York State Certification as a School Counselor.
Our faculty are actively engaged in research, practice, and leadership in the field of school counseling, both locally and on the national level. Small class sizes translate into meaningful relationships with faculty and fellow students that support you through the program and into a career as a school counselor.
As a student, you’ll develop knowledge in:
Students will also have opportunities to participate in ongoing research projects with our faculty, and attend, present at, and become involved with professional organizations and conferences. You will engage in immersive internships in area schools, as well as network, interview, and observe current school counseling professionals and stakeholders with whom they work. This can include developing and facilitating small group work in P-12 schools, and providing college access services to students, families, and communities.
This program has a 100% placement rate for practicums and internships, and a 90+% rate of employment at graduation over the last 4 years. Our students often have a master’s degree in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling and enter the C.A.S. program in order to be certified to work directly in P-12 school settings as school, guidance, career, ADAPEP, family support, student assistance, or student support counselors.