Dec 06, 2019  
Mercy College 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Counseling, School Counseling Certification, M.S.


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Cynthia T. Walley, Ph.D.
Program Director
914-674-7276
cwalley@mercy.edu

Abby Hirsch, M.S.
Director of Internship Placement
914-674-7428
ahirsch@mercy.edu

Degree Requirements

The 48-credit Master of Science Degree Program in Counseling is organized as follows:

Level I: Basic Foundational Knowledge, Theories, and Skills 18 credits
Level II: Intermediate Pre-Internship Preparation, Social Basis of Behavior, and Assessment 12 credits
Level III: Advanced Specialty Concentration and Internship 18 credits
Total

48 credits   

The Master of Science Degree in Counseling Program requires completion of 10 core course requirements and three supervised field placements specific to the students’ area of study. As of Fall 2017, there are not elective courses for the Master of Science Degree in Counseling Program. 

Total Credits: 18


Level II: Intermediate Pre-Internship Preparation, Social Basis of Behavior, and Assessment


Total Credits: 12


* Indicates core course and must be taken at the registered campus.

Track 1


Master of Science Degree in Counseling with Certification as a School Counselor


The Master of Science Degree in Counseling with certification as a School Counselor requires completion of the 30-credit core course requirements listed above, completion of the following three internship courses (CNSL 690 , CNSL 691 , CNSL 525 ) and 3 credits of approved elective credits selected from the Counseling program.

Successful completion of the program and evidence of participation in a seminar on the Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse, and participation in a seminar in the Prevention of Violence in the School Setting and participation in an approved NYS Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop leads to recommendation to the New York State Education Department for provisional certification as a school counselor.

 

Total Credits: 18


Total Program Credits: 48


Track 2


Master of Science Degree in Counseling with Certification as a School Counselor and a Bilingual Extension


Master of Science Degree in Counseling with Certification as School Counselor and a Bilingual Extension requires completion of the 30-credit core course requirement, completion of Assessment in Counseling, completion of the following two internship courses, 6 credits of bilingual/bicultural course work as specified below and three credits in College & Career Counseling.

Certification requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English and in the target language by achieving a passing score on the Bilingual Evaluation Assessment Examination.

Successful completion of the program leads to recommendation to the New York State Education Department for provisional certification as a school counselor and a bilingual extension to the certificate.

 

Total Program Credits: 54


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