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Counselor Education


 School Counseling

​The graduate program is approved by the New York State Education Department and leads to permanent certification as a school counselor upon completion of the 60-credit MSEd degree and 2 years of post-master’s employment in a school setting. Students may obtain a provisional state certification after the completion of 30 credits. The provisional certification application must be handled by the student directly with the state.

The following are specific requirements for all candidates in school counseling:
School counseling specialty courses:
  • ECPCE 700. Foundations of Counseling
  • ECPCE 802. Special Issues in School Counseling
  • ECPCE 806. Administration and Organization of School Counseling Programs
  • ECPCE 808. Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • ECPCE 809. Learning & Motivation in School Counseling
  • ECPCE 810. College and Career Readiness 
Fieldwork in K–12 school settings as part of ECPCE 729.4. Practicum in School Counseling (4 credits) and ECPCE 829. Internship in School Counseling (8 credits).
Completion of a final research project (as part of ECPCE 807 Research Methods) in an area related to school counseling. 
For more information on policies, procedures, and course descriptions please see the Queens College Graduate Bulletin.

Completion of workshops: 
  • Child Abuse reporting
  • School Violence
  • DASA - Dignity for All Students Act
Additional Requirements for the Bilingual Extension Specialization:
ECPCE 803. Multicultural Issues in Counseling (required for all candidates).
An additional course in bilingual issues (ECPSP 866. Multicultural Interventions or equivalent, as per advisor) for a total of 63 credits.
At least 6 of the 8 internship credits (450 internship hours) must be with a bilingual population.
The final research project (ECPCE 807) on a topic in multicultural/bilingual issues.



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Counselor Education
Dr. Lourdes Rivera
Room: PH 033
Phone: 718-997-5250

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​Dr. Matthew S. Day
Dr. Jennifer A. Kyle
Dr. John Pellitteri
Dr. Lourdes M. Rivera
Dr. David Rivera

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Lynn C. Howell
Jesse M. Vázquez

Administrative Staff:
Room: PH 033A
Phone: 718-997-5250
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