May 22, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

School Counseling, M.S. / C.A.S.


Sean Finnerty, Program Coordinator

310 Wilber Hall

315-312-3494

sean.finnerty@oswego.edu

 

Admission Information

Program Information

Counseling and Psychological Services Department

 

The school counseling program builds upon a core of psychological and educational foundations and specialization areas including counseling theory, group process, appraisal, and vocational development and decision-making. School counselors work proactively from a data driven perspective to assist all students across the academic, career, and social/emotional domains. Developing, managing, and evaluating school counseling interventions is key to being an effective school counselor and an important part of a comprehensive school counseling program. Students will participate in supervised practice in individual and group counseling working to address academic, career, and social/emotional needs in a K-12 school setting. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to apply for NYS certification as a school counselor. Following admission, you will discuss the total program with your designated faculty advisor to build a program of study.

School Counseling Track


B. Non-credit Requirements


C. CAS Requirement (12 cr)


Note


Degree Candidacy

It is the responsibility of the student to file for degree candidacy. Degree candidacy forms must be filed between 12 and 30 hours. Hours over 30 are subject to forfeiture. A cumulative average of 3.0 or better, successful completion of CPS 511, and evidence of appropriate professional development is required to qualify for the awarding of degree candidacy status. Degree Candidacy Application Forms can be obtained from the Graduate Studies Office.

 

Additional Information


The program builds upon a core of psychological and educational foundations and specialization areas including counseling theory, group process, appraisal, and vocational development and decision-making. Supervised practice in individual and group counseling and field work experiences in consultation and comprehensive professional services are provided in school, college and social agency settings. Students completing the training sequence are equipped to assume a variety of roles in the counseling profession.

Elective courses, practice and field experiences can be planned to focus on a desired institutional placement such as elementary, middle, junior high and/or senior high school, college settings and agencies.

Following admission, the student will discuss the total program with the student’s designated faculty advisor. Prerequisite courses, transfer credit of completed graduate courses and anticipated specialized and individualized needs of the student will be reviewed and assessed.

Model Curricular Sequence


Students frequently differ in terms of prerequisite and graduate courses completed, prior employment experience, present level of professional competence, and semester during which the program is entered. These, and other relevant factors, influence the sequential pattern of graduate study arranged for each student. In consultation with the student’s advisor, therefore, the student develops an individualized plan of courses and experiences to meet the student’s unique needs.