The Master of Science in Education has two areas of emphasis: College Counseling and Student Affairs and College Counseling. The college counseling emphasis is a 48-credit program that prepares students to work as a counselor in college settings. The school counseling emphasis is a 48-credit program that leads to provisional certification as a School Counselor in New York State.
This CACREP-accredited program is offered by the Department of Counselor Education.
The application process is managed by the Graduate School.
There is no single factor or test score to determine student admission to the Master of Science in Education. However, a bachelor's degree is required, with an expected minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Data used to reach an admissions decision include:
After reviewing these data, the Counselor Education faculty discusses all information regarding each applicant. The decision to accept or reject an applicant lies wholly within the jurisdiction of the department.
After reviewing submitted materials, selected applicants are invited to a group interview that involves all Counselor Education faculty and approximately eight to 12 applicants. This interview assesses sensitivity, oral/verbal ability, communicative skills (including feedback), self-awareness and interpersonal skills.
Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.
Students complete the coursework for one of two emphases:
Students who complete the school counselor emphasis are eligible for the College’s recommendation for New York State provisional certification. Program completion and submission of the recommendation request form are also required to secure the College’s recommendation. Additional New York state certification requirements must be satisfied to earn certification. Students are advised to consult the Brockport Certification Office.
Students in either emphasis have the option to pursue a CASAC-T (New York State Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor-Trainee) certification. Upon earning the CASAC-T, completing the required chemical dependency work experience hours, and passing the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) examination for Alcohol and Drug Counselors, the individual becomes a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).
MSEd students complete all of the CASAC-T required training hours with the exception of two courses, one of which may satisfy the elective requirement:
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Visiting Assistant Professor
Robert A Dobmeier Ph.D
(SUNY College At Buffalo)
Patricia Goodspeed EDD
(University Of Rochester)
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Thomas J Hernandez EDD
(University Of Rochester)
Daniel T Kandris MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Lisa D Mogle
Rafael L Outland MED
Summer M Reiner Ph.D
(University Of Connecticut)
Susan R Seem Ph.D
(Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)