School Counseling Licensure

The program leads to a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance, as well as eligibility for New York State certification as a school counselor for grades pre-K-12. The designed outcome is to lead to eligibility to be recommended for a New York State Provisional Certificate, School Counselor. Additionally, students of the program’s bilingual concentration will be eligible to take the Bilingual Educational Assessment, and upon graduation, will be eligible to be recommended for a New York State Bilingual Education Extension (PPS/Admin).

Students may also be eligible for certification in other states outside of New York, though these requirements may vary from state to state. We encourage each student to research and understand the specific requirements for certification for their state of residence. Resources for each state’s licensing board can be found on NYU Steinhardt’s Professional Licensure page.