Master of Science in Education School Counseling

Master of Science in Education School Counseling

Program Overview

Online Masters in School Counseling AccreditationNO GRE OR GMAT REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM

St. Bonaventure’s online Master of Science in Education School Counseling program is the 2nd Best Value in New York by TopCounselingSchools.org. Our Online MSED School Counseling program is fully CACREP-accredited. The online MSED is designed for students who wish to serve as counselors in primary, middle and high school settings. The online MSED school counseling program is known for students who display an extraordinary commitment to service, a desire to impact our youth and the dedication to become a distinguished licensed professional.

The SBU MSED School Counseling aligns with St. Bonaventure University’s Core Values:

  • Community – During their time in the program, SBU MSED School Counseling students are in the field and in the classroom. The program presents a cohesive learning environment that brings together students, faculty and staff from a variety of professions. Upon graduating, MSED students join SBU alumni, the worldwide Bonnie community.
  • Individual Worth - MSED School Counseling students are tasked to find their own individual philosophy and counseling style when dealing with clients, faculty and staff in P-12 environments. At the same time, MSED School Counseling graduates are called to treat all the personnel and individuals they deal with in a respectful and dignified manner.
  • Discovery – MSED School Counseling program participants learn classroom theory and apply it in field work as well as a mandatory residency. SBU Online is a learn today, apply tomorrow institution.
Program Curriculum

Below is a sample list of courses you will be required to complete for the online Masters in School Counseling program. To view a full list, please download a program brochure.

Careers and Outcomes

According to U.S. News and World Report, school counseling is in the Top 20 Best Social Services jobs. Individuals in the school counseling profession can earn more than $50,000 a year while working in a variety of environments such as:

  • Public and private P-12 schools
  • Specialized educational facilities
  • Non-for-profits
  • Secondary learning facilities: junior colleges, colleges, universities, state, local and private

Master’s degree students in the school counseling program look for opportunities to work with students either in the classroom or in a P-12 school environment. You could be an educational professional looking to work in a different aspect of the field or a professional with a different background looking to make a difference as a school counselor.

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 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. There will be modules, lessons, and assignments before and after this four-day, in-person residency.

663 Residency 2: Advanced Professional Practice of Counseling

This 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. There will be modules, lessons, and assignments before and after this four-day, in-person residency.