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Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Counseling - MSEd


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Program Coordinator

Stephaney Morrison
(212) 772-4695
1125 West
sca0011@hunter.cuny.edu

The School Counseling Program prepares graduates for careers in a variety of school settings, including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges. School counselors can also be employed by organizations that are not primarily educational, such as correctional facilities, hospitals, and a wide variety of community-based organizations. Students in this program may apply individually for the NYS provisional certification in School Counseling at the completion of 30 credits and a school based practicum experience. Recommendation for permanent certification is made after graduation. School counseling students fluent in Spanish and English have the option of obtaining NYS certification in Bilingual Education Extension for Pupil Personnel Services in addition to the School Counselor certification.

Admission Requirements


1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0; the Graduate Record Examination is not required.

2. 15-25 credits of approved courses from the following fields: anthropology, economics, education, guidance, health sciences, political science, psychology, sociology, and related areas

3. Evidence of oral and written expression consonant with graduate-level study.

4. Recommendations from appropriate professional or academic references to aid in determining potential for work as a professional counselor.

5. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program. Admission to the program is highly competitive, and each applicant’s grade point average, counselor potential, and applicability of work and life experience are carefully considered.

6. Relevant work and/or volunteer experience is highly recommended.

Progress Standards


  1. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in the program and must complete a minimum of 51 credits of course work to graduate.
  2. Students must demonstrate counseling knowledge and skills as defined by the faculty and community agency supervisors.
  3. Active participation in small group seminars and community and professional activities is required.
  4. A student receiving a grade below B including WU in any of the following courses cannot continue in the programs. COCO 70100 , COCO 70600 , COCO 71800 , COCO 71900 , COCO 72500 , COCO 72600  .
  5. The faculty may require that a student gain additional experience in counseling skills and competencies before permission is granted to complete the program.
  6. Seven courses – COCO 70100 COCO 70600 , COCO 70700  , COCO 71900 COCO 72500 COCO 72600  – cannot be taken at other colleges or universities. These courses must be taken in the Hunter College Counselor Education program.

Optional: Bilingual (Spanish/English) Extension In Pupil Personnel Services


6 additional credits

Students in the School Counselor Program at Hunter College may obtain a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Extension in Pupil Personnel Services. Students who elect to take this option will be evaluated for written and oral proficiency in both Spanish and English. Students who are determined to be bilingually proficient will take the following two courses in addition to the Counseling Programs Sequence of Courses:

Exit Requirements


1. An overall GPA of 3.0.

2. Complete all required workshops, including the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.

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