Why Choose Saint Rose for School Counseling?

The Master of Science in School Counseling program prepares professional school counselors to work effectively in K-12 schools through a combination of challenging coursework and practical field experiences.

We prepare counseling professionals to address the academic, personal/social and career counseling needs of students at the elementary and secondary levels. Students in our program are trained in a comprehensive, developmental approach to providing school counseling services. An emphasis is placed on working within the three domains of the American School Counseling Association national model of providing academic, personal/social and career counseling to all students.

Program Highlights

  • The mission of The College of Saint Rose School Counseling program is to prepare students to become culturally competent counselors, leaders and advocates who work in diverse school settings.
  • Saint Rose students are prepared to promote equity and access to a rigorous education for all P-12 students.
  • Our students will work to prevent and remove barriers to learning and achievement, including college and career readiness.
  • Students will learn to design, develop, implement and evaluate components of comprehensive school counseling programs to make sure that every P-12 student receives developmentally appropriate academic, career and social/emotional counseling services.
  • This 48-credit program includes 24 credits of core counseling coursework and 24 credits of specialized school counseling coursework. Included in the specialized coursework is a 100-hour practicum and two 300-hour internships in school counseling; these field experiences allow students to take knowledge gained from course work and apply it to practical situations in P-12 school settings. This is done under the cooperative supervision of a New York State-certified school counselor and a faculty liaison.
  • There are no electives in this program, which allows course work to be focused within the concentration.
  • Certificate of Advanced Study – The 12 or 30 credit certificate program is designed for students who have attained a Master’s Degree in Counseling or Counselor Education, and wish to acquire the necessary coursework for permanent certification as a School Counselor in New York State, and/or to advance his/her post graduate training and education. View Gainful Employment information related to this certificate program.