School Counseling (MSEd)


The School Counseling (MSEd) program leads to New York State certification in School Counseling.

Students who are completing or have completed the program will apply for their certification through the New York State Education Department TEACH Online Services. As of February 2, 2023, students will apply for either initial or professional certification.

All students graduating in Spring 2023, should wait to apply for Initial certification until summer 2023.

All students graduating in Spring 2024 or later will be required to take the School Counseling Content Specialty Test (CST) for certification. For updates on this change, please review the NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives website. For updates on exam creation, please review the NYSTCE School Counselor Content Specialty Test page.

All students who graduated from the School Counseling program prior to Spring 2023 and who did not apply for Provisional certification, will be required to apply for Initial Certification through the Individual Evaluation pathway.