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Aug 19 2014

NYIT Cybersecurity Conference 2014

Aug 18 2014

NYIT and Turkish Partner YTU Offer Dual Master’s Degrees

Aug 08 2014

Student-Doctors Begin NYIT Osteopathic Medical Education

Aug 05 2014

Paul Dangerfield to Lead NYIT-Vancouver

Aug 04 2014

NSF Awards NYIT Grant for Sputtering System to Support Nano/Micro-Fabrication Research

Aug 25 2014

Information Session About New ‘Minor in Energy Science, Technology and Policy’

Aug 26 2014

Graduate Enrollment Day

Aug 27 2014

School of Health Professions State of the School Address

Aug 27 2014

Graduate Enrollment Day

Aug 29 2014

New Student Orientation - Old Westbury

Master of Science in School Counseling

NYIT's School Counseling program is nationally recognized and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)


About our program

NYIT's Master of Science in School Counseling program prepares school counselor candidates to effectively meet the challenges of today's schools and the needs of today's students. An emphasis is placed on leadership and social advocacy to ensure that school counselor candidates are an integral part of the collaborative team that seeks to ensure academic success for all students.

The 48-credit graduate program in school counseling - now offered in part-time and full-time formats - focuses on the professional counselor's leadership roles in collaboration with teachers, administrators, families, community resource networks and others to promote equity and success for all children and youth. School counselors learn to be advocates for social justice and to follow the professional counseling codes of ethics and standards of practice. An emphasis is placed on developing the skills to deliver a comprehensive national standards based program that promotes academic, career, personal-social development, equity, and success for all students.

 

Program mission

The mission of the School Counseling Program is to prepare culturally competent and skilled school counseling professionals to meet the growing needs of K-12 students in today’s schools. The competency-based school counseling program prepares professional school counselors to deliver comprehensive programs that promote success for all students (pre K-12) in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. Through advocacy, collaboration and teamwork, leadership, individual and group counseling interventions, use of data and technology, NYIT school counselor candidates will be prepared to support, promote, and enhance student achievement and success in school. Unique in its cross-disciplinary approach, candidates in school counseling may share core courses with mental health, teacher education, and educational leadership students.

 

Program Competencies

School counseling degree candidates demonstrate mastery of the body of knowledge of professional school counseling as designed by the Council on the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and NCATE. Candidates are expected to demonstrate professional school counseling, consultation, and leadership competencies throughout their course assignments, at K-12 school-based field sites, through a professional counseling portfolio of written and technology-supported assignments, and by conducting a school counseling research project.

Graduates of the program are eligible for initial (provisional) and professional (permanent) school counselor certification in New York State and New York City. School counseling degree candidates are encouraged to pursue national certification through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). 

 

Technology Integration

We integrate technology as a delivery mechanism and as a professional tool. Many courses are in a blended format, combining online and face to face class meetings. All courses include various web-based experiences, list serves and email, use of presentation software, spreadsheet and database applications, conference forums, class discussion boards, digital storytelling and specialized applications. Technology applications are an integral component of coursework that emphasize student academic and career development and post secondary planning. Candidates are expected to use technology applications in both field placements and internships.

 

Have a question? Contact us!

Erin Fabian

212.261.1529

efabian@nyit.edu

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