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Master of Science in Education: Counselor Education

Description

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.

Admission to the Program

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:

  1. an online graduate application with the student's written objective for entering the program;
  2. all undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
  3. three letters of recommendation (from an employer, a professor, and a character reference);
  4. responses to an online audio client simulation exercise; and
  5. a group interview (see below).

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.

Interview

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.

Program Requirements

Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.

Notes:

  1. Students are expected to have completed an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better. If a student has not taken an undergraduate statistics course, the student must meet with his or her advisor to discuss this. The student must take and pass, with a "C" or better, an undergraduate statistics course approved by his or her advisor before taking EDC 606 or 685. This undergraduate credit will not be counted in the credits required for the MSEd degree.
  2. Students are encouraged to consult course descriptions for prerequisites.

Students complete the coursework for one of two emphases:

College Counselor Emphasis

  • EDC 502: Self in Society - College Counselor
  • EDC 602: Counseling Concepts
  • EDC 603: Group Counseling Concepts
  • EDC 604: Career Development Concepts
  • EDC 606: Research and Program Evaluation
  • EDC 612: The Human Experience
  • EDC 614: Contemporary Issues
  • EDC 685: Measurement and Evaluation
  • EDC 720: Integration and Application of Basic Concepts
  • EDC 721: Clinical Experience for Integration
  • Workshop: Child Abuse Reporting
  • EDC 626: Counseling in College Settings
  • EDC 723: Implementation I - College Counselor
  • EDC 735: Clinical Experience for Implementation I
  • EDC 729: Implementation II - College Counselor
  • Elective (by Advisement)

School Counselor Emphasis

  • EDC 501: Self in Society - School Counselor
  • EDC 602: Counseling Concepts
  • EDC 603: Group Counseling Concepts
  • EDC 604: Career Development Concepts
  • EDC 606: Research and Program Evaluation
  • EDC 612: The Human Experience
  • EDC 614: Contemporary Issues
  • EDC 685: Measurement and Evaluation
  • EDC 720: Integration and Application of Basic Concepts
  • EDC 721: Clinical Experience for Integration
  • Workshop: Child Abuse Reporting
  • Workshop: SAVE Training
  • EDC 619: Counseling in School Settings
  • EDC 722: Implementation I - School Counselor
  • EDC 735: Clinical Experience for Implementation I
  • EDC 728: Implementation II - School Counselor
  • Elective (by Advisement)

Certification

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:

  • HLS 509: Introduction to Alcohol and Drugs
  • HLS 545: Psychopharmacology of Drugs and Alcohol

Department of Counselor Education

Department Chair: Thomas Hernandez
Location: Brown 184
Visit Website
Email: lmogle@brockport.edu
Phone: (585) 395-2258
Fax: (585) 395-2366

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Faculty & Staff

Robert A Dobmeier Ph.D
(SUNY College At Buffalo)
Associate Professor

David W Eckert MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Patricia Goodspeed EDD
(University Of Rochester)
Associate Professor and Associate Chair

Nancy E Harris MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Lecturer

Thomas J Hernandez EDD
(University Of Rochester)
Professor and Chair

Barbara J Higgins MSED
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Lecturer

Kara Hiltz BA
(SUNY At Fredonia)
Graduate Assistant

Daniel T Kandris MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Lecturer

Lisa D Mogle
Secretary 1

Summer M Reiner Ph.D
(University Of Connecticut)
Associate Professor

Susan R Seem Ph.D
(Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Professor

Ann L White EDD
(University Of Rochester)
Adjunct Lecturer