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MA, School Counseling or Bilingual School Counseling/Post-Master's Advanced Certificate, LGBT

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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Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance and Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services

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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 the period of January 2015 through January 2025. Learn more about our MPCAC accreditation.