School Counseling Program Tracks
There are several different tracks within our School Counseling program, including:
- Help elementary/secondary students gain understanding of their social, intellectual and emotional development
- Be knowledgeable about educational, occupational, and social opportunities
- Have decision-making and planning skills
- Communicate effectively with school personnel, parents and particularly with students, about issues that facilitate or inhibit personal planning, self-esteem, achievement, and choice
You’ll work collaboratively with other students in the educational counseling master’s and certificate programs. Courses include instruction, hands-on learning and opportunities to practice your counseling skills.
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.
Rolling admission, so apply anytime, and begin in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- One letter of recommendation
- A one- to two-page career goals essay
Personal advising, experienced faculty
Our professors are professional school counselors with advanced credentials who are active members of the American School Counseling Association.
Peter Stapleton, Ph.D., Chair, Professional Education Programs
“Our master’s in school counseling and certificate in school counseling has been the gold standard in the area for many years … You’re getting the education, the reputation, and the network that comes with Russell Sage College.”
Careers with a Master’s in School Counseling
Alumni of Sage’s school counseling programs are guidance counselors at public and private schools and education programs throughout New York state.
Recent graduates work as a post-secondary counselor at a private school in New York City; as elementary school counselors and a career education coordinator and College Board coordinator at public schools in the Albany area; and as an education services specialist for the National Guard.
M.S. in School Counseling Spotlights
Meet students and alumni from our educational counseling master’s programs.
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