Change Lives with a Master’s or Certificate from our School Counseling Program
Build your skills in the areas of human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships and career development.
In our graduate-level school counseling program, you’ll learn to design and deliver developmentally appropriate activities and services directly to students (classroom lessons, small group lessons and individual counseling) or indirectly for students (consultation, collaboration and referrals). Our master’s degree in school counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Professors pride themselves on course creation and delivery that is current and focused on best practices. Each professor has earned their Certificate of Advanced Study in the area of professional school counseling and is active in the field. Professors are active members of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA).
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“It’s the personal connection you feel at Sage. They really care about you. My professors have kept in touch. I still love hearing from them.”
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“For me, the school counseling program at Sage was a perfect fit. They really helped me become a facilitator, helped me reach out and become stronger than I was before when I entered the program, and I’ve enjoyed myself from beginning to end.”
When you graduate with your master’s degree in school counseling, you’ll be well prepared for your role as a central figure in your school for teaching and learning.
The program includes a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship experience. Both include a seminar class, which allows students to collaborate and consult with faculty and each other.
You’ll be prepared to tackle your career as a school counselor for grades K-12, working with parents in the decisions and plans of your students and aid in their development.
Advanced Certificate in School Counseling
Graduates of the master’s degree in school counseling program are encouraged to pursue the 12-credit advanced certificate program in school counseling, which is registered with the New York State Department of Education. This will help you earn permanent certification in New York state.
Designed with the input of school counselors in the field, the Certificate of Advanced Study is a great opportunity to continue your studies.