Online MSED
School Counseling

Online MSED[/br]School Counseling

Impact Individuals and Communities

St. Bonaventure University’s online Master of Science in Education School Counseling will help you develop a career rooted in your compassion for students in need. This program is specifically designed to prepare you to become a licensed school counselor. Through engaging coursework and in-field practice, you’ll learn to support primary, middle, and high school students in the most vital areas of their development.

Establish Strong Professional Foundations — Understand the essential concepts and fundamentals of counseling, working in the field and in the classroom.

Cultivate a Spirit of Service — Learn from a like-minded network of people driven to make a difference, as you develop your philosophy and counseling style in P-12 environments.

Develop Deeper Human Perspectives — Use your understanding of classroom theory and the specific needs of diverse communities and populations to improve outcomes for students while in the field and during your virtual residency.

Graduates of our online master’s in school counseling program exemplify extraordinary goodness through the students they counsel and their greater community impact.

 

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CE 540. Abnormal Psychology: 3 Credits

Core Courses

To acquaint the beginning graduate student with the field of abnormal psychology with an emphasis on the definitions and distinctions between the various abnormal disorders, an introduction to the current research in the field, a discussion of the numerous continual controversial issues and a review of the data-based treatment approaches. In addition, this course will assist the graduate student to understand the nature, needs, and problems of individuals at all developmental levels over the life span and to understand the nature, needs, and problems of a multicultural and diverse society.

CE 550. Group Counseling: 3 Credits

Core Courses

This course provides a basic introduction to group process and group counseling. The class will blend theory with practice. The course will explore various theoretical approaches to group practice, as well as the four group work specializations developed by the Association for Specialists in Group Work: Task, Psychoeducational, Counseling, and Psychotherapy.

CE 638. Multicultural Counseling: 3 Credits

Core Courses

This course provides an introduction to cross cultural counseling. The course examines three distinct areas: cultural awareness, knowledge of other cultures, and allows students to look at the skills component. Students are taught through lectures, exercises, videotapes and guest speakers. The course offers an introduction to the lifelong continuous journey of counseling clients from diverse populations.

CE 620A. Internship I in School Counseling: 3 Credits

School Counseling Specialty Courses

This course is designed to provide counseling interns with an opportunity to perform all activities that a regularly employed school counselor would be expected to perform. Students seeking certification in school counseling must complete a minimum of 300 clock hours in an approved school setting under the supervision of a certified school counselor with at least two years of experience. Professional portfolios are developed.

 

Prerequisites: Formal faculty approval following successful completion of the Practicum.

 

CE 630. Management of School Counseling Programs: 3 Credits

School Counseling Specialty Courses

To provide students with knowledge and skills in the management of school-based counseling programs. Topics to be examined include: needs assessment, program development, time management, consultation within the system and community, intervention strategies, evaluation and public relations.

CE 634. Interventions for School and CMH Counseling: 3 Credits

School Counseling Specialty Courses

This is an intermediate class designed to improve the clinical skills of graduate students in Counselor Education by providing them with an in-depth application experience in the Multidimensional Approach to the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders of children and adults. This approach emphasizes the genetic, biological, race, gender, class, religious difference, sexual orientation and social learning factors as they influence the individual and their psychological disorder.

662 Residency 1: Professional Practice of Counseling

This virtual residency course will provide beginning opportunities for students to explore special topics regarding their tracks of study of mental health and school counseling. It will also allow students to lead experiential activities within the areas of individual and group counseling skill development. Additionally, students will be given opportunities to consult with faculty to receive direction, feedback, and supervision.

663 Residency 2: Advanced Professional Practice of Counseling

This virtual residency course will provide advanced opportunities to build upon special topics regarding their tracks of study of mental health and school counseling. It will continue to allow students to lead experiential activities within the areas of individual and group counseling, through role-play and simulation. Students will be given further opportunities to consult with faculty to receive direction, feedback, and supervision. 

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I have been able to apply some skills learned in my teaching career as I am in a demographic of students who need support on a daily basis. I find myself using skills every day sometimes without even knowing it until after. I like that we go through the program together and are able to lean on one another for peer support, make connections, and faculty are very respectable, helpful, and supportive as well.

- Kathryn Albro
St. Lucie Elementary
Third Grade Teacher

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I LOVE attending SBU for the Online MSED Counseling program because everyone from the enrollment staff to faculty members make you feel like family. You will receive outstanding support and guidance from the placement office, where they will find your internship sites so you can focus on your coursework.

- Maria Cabanit
MSED Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Current Student

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I have learned so many valuable skills especially in the internship and the feedback I have received there. I was able to learn so much from my professors and classmates that have made me better and taught me different perspectives on how to approach situations. The courses and professors are all great. You can tell that the school and the faculty really care.

- Amanda Baron
MSED School Counseling
Current Student

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The faculty in the program have extensive knowledge and experience. They all make sure to foster a supportive online learning environment. The coursework in each class has not only been reasonable to balance with life demands but it also allows us to reflect on our own unique life experiences. When everyone comes together to share their thoughts and experiences, it allows for a diverse learning environment.

- Erin Weeks
MSED School Counseling
Current Student

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I chose St. Bonaventure because it was affordable, accredited, had lots of positive reviews and a Christian background. The faculty is heavily supportive and always available to meet and assist with needs, concerns, and questions. I would absolutely recommend this program, this has been a great experience.

- Kathryn Wassong
C2 Education
Education Coordinator