Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in School Counseling prepares students in more scholarly depth than does the Master's Degree and meets the New York State academic requirements for permanent school counselor certification.  The CAS is appropriate both for students with a Master's in school counseling and for students who have a Master's in another specialty within counseling, but wish to pursue NY state certification as a school counselor. Requirements for the CAS are:

  1. A Master's degree in counseling
  2. A minimum of 60 graduate level credits, of which 50% must be taken at Syracuse
  3. Satisfactory completion of a special project (typically completed as part of COU 749)

In order to better meet the career needs and interests of our students, the Counseling and Human Services faculty voted to allow current students the opportunity to apply to the Certificate in Advanced Studies (CAS) program in School Counseling following successful completion of Practicum.  The revised application process will allow our current students increased opportunities for course selection if they are interested in, and admitted into the CAS program.  As has always been the case, the CAS in School Counseling program leading to state credentialing as a school counselor is open to students across the School Counseling, Student Affairs, and Clinical Mental Health master's programs.

Students work with their advisor to determine the appropriate coursework that meets requirements and is coincident with their counseling interests.

Program Contact:

Yanhong Liu, Program Coordinator

Ready to apply?

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