School Counselor K-12 (M.S.Ed.)


The School Counselor program leads to provisional certification in school counseling as recognized by the New York State Education Department. A Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) program is also available at SUNY Oneonta for School Counselor students pursuing graduate work beyond the master's degree toward permanent school counselor certification. Students will apply both developmental and intervention models to the total development of students as unique individuals within educational settings. Students also learn to become a leader in the school and advocate for educational equity for all students.

  1. Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee by February 1.
  2. Submit an official transcript of an earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college, consisting of a minimum of 18 s.h. of behavioral and social science courses, including at least 12 s.h. in psychology and/or educational psychology and 6 s.h. in anthropology, sociology, or related studies.
  3. Have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 overall.
  4. Submit two professional letters of recommendation.
  5. For those who meet the above, have a personal interview with members of the Counselor Education faculty.
  6. Submit an essay outlining your specific academic areas of interest and your career goals.


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