The Department offers a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS in School Counseling Online or as a Hybrid) for school counselors seeking permanent certification. This Advanced Certificate program entails completion of 12 additional credit hours designed to help School Counselors become permanently certified in the State of New York.
School counselors who aspire to leadership roles can pursue the CAS in School Counselor Supervision. The Advanced Certificate program in School Counselor Supervision also allows School counselors to become permanently certified in the State of New York.
The department offers two CAS Programs for school counselors. These Programs were developed to provide graduates of master’s level counseling programs who may be seeking certification or additional coursework in School Counseling.
The department affirms CACREP’s belief that its Standards for Accreditation represent entry-level preparation criteria for School Counseling. The department recognizes that some graduates of master's level counseling programs may have graduated from a non-CACREP accredited program or with a degree with less than 48 credit hours. Students in those situations will have their credentials reviewed by the CAS Coordinator. As part of one of the departments CAS Programs in School Counseling, students will be required to complete the necessary course work to meet the CACREP entry-level preparation criteria for a master's degree in School Counseling.
If you have any questions, please contact Claudette Brown-Smythe, Coordinator of the Post Masters CAS Programs at (585) 395-5492.