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In addition to courses specific to school counseling, students complete core courses that meet the curriculum requirements of CACREP. These required courses total 39 credits and include:

COU 612 Professional Orientation & Ethical Practice 3
COU 614 Group Work in Counseling 3
COU 614 Group Work in Counseling Lab 0
COU 624 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
COU 626 Social and Cultural Dimensions of Counseling 3
COU 628 Life-Span Human Development 3
COU 642 Career Development 3
COU 644 Counseling Prepracticum 3
COU 646 Assessment in Counseling 3
COU 729 Counseling in the Schools 3
COU 749 Leadership & School Counseling Program Implementation 3
COU 750 Practicum in Counseling 3
COU 758 Research Methods 3
*COU 790 Internship in Counseling 6

*The internship must be completed in an elementary, middle, or high school setting.


The remaining credits in this program are electives. Students may choose courses offered by the Counseling and Human Services Department or opt to take related courses outside of the department. CHS offers the following elective options:

COU 600 School Counseling for College Access and Retention 3
COU 651 Crisis Counseling 3
COU 672 Counseling Children and Adolescents 3
COU 675 Substance Abuse Counseling 3
COU 678 Intro to Play Therapy 3

Required Seminars

To be eligible for New York State School Counselor Certification, students in the School Counseling program must complete:

  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Child Abduction Prevention
  • School Violence Prevention
  • Fire and Arson Prevention
  • Prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse
  • Diginity for All Students Act (DASA)

These requirements are met though a "0" credit course; EED 640 - Safe and Healthy Learning Environment offered through the School of Education.