School Counseling in Buffalo

Buffalo’s public school system serves 34,000 students in nearly 60 institutions1 across the city. With the area’s demographic landscape continuing to segregate both by race and income2, school counselors play a vital role in ensuring that all students have the resources and support system they need to achieve their academic goals.

As a school counselor in a Buffalo public school, you can help students chart their academic and post-graduation journey as they continue to grow personally and socially.

The average salary for school counselors in New York is $66,3503.

Between 2016 and 2026, employment opportunities for school counselors in New York are projected to grow by 15 percent4.

How to Become a Certified School Counselor in Buffalo

Before school counselors can apply for jobs in Buffalo schools, they must become certified in the state of New York. The NYS Education Department’s Office of Teaching Initiatives sets the standards for school counselor certification, which include a master’s degree from an accredited program. The Counseling@NYU master’s program prepares students to pursue school counselor certification in the state of New York. Resources for New York licensing board can be found on NYU Steinhardt's Professional Licensure page.

Why Counseling@NYU School Counseling?

The NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development offers its rigorous school counseling master’s program online so students across the country can earn an NYU degree without relocating. Our curriculum prepares you to work effectively with diverse students within pre-K-12 settings in various cities across the United States.

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Learn how NYU Steinhardt’s online program prepares you to pursue certification as a school counselor in Buffalo.

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1 Buffalo Public Schools, About Us Return to footnote reference
3 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, 21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Return to footnote reference