To best meet the needs of our students, we have decided to suspend enrollment in the on-campus dual Master of Arts in School Counseling and Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services. We encourage you to explore our online MA in School Counseling and Bilingual School Counseling, on-campus Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services, or on-campus dual Master of Arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness and Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services.
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In this dual degree, you will get the education and clinical training to become a professional K–12 school counselor, plus you'll gain a deeper understanding of the issues affecting the LGBT population. You’ll be eligible for New York State certification as a guidance counselor, and will be prepared to take the examination to become a national certified counselor.
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School counselors are critical resources for children and their families, helping students achieve their goals. In this master’s program – which offers an option to focus on bilingual student populations – you’ll get the education and clinical training to become a professional pre-K–12 school counselor, working in public and private schools.
This dual degree will also provide you with a deeper knowledge of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population and will help you develop skills to provide more effective services to LGBT people and the organizations serving them.
This leads to eligibility for New York State certification as a school counselor for grades pre-K–12. Learn more about certification in states outside of New York.
The MA in Counseling and Guidance is accredited by the Master's in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for for 2015 through 2025. Graduates of this program meet the academic requirements for licensure in the state of New York. Each state sets their own policies, regulations, and standards for licensure. If you intend to pursue licensure in a state other than New York, you should consult our Licensure page for more information on whether our program meets the academic requirements for licensure in that state and whether there is additional course work you may need to complete to meet that state’s requirements.