Psychology Department

Counseling Graduate Program

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Counseling Graduate Program > M.S. in School Counseling

Degree Requirements (60 credits)  Degree Plan of Study Form

All classes are three credits except where indicated.

School Counseling Requirement (39 credits)

  • COU510 Counseling Theories
  • COU515 Counseling Skills
  • COU520 Career Development, Counseling, and Assessment
  • COU525 Multicultural Counseling
  • COU535 Foundations of School Counseling (four credits)
  • COU540 Psychopathology
  • COU545 Group Dynamics and Counseling
  • COU555 Assessment
  • COU781 Ethics and Professional Orientation: SC Internship 1 (four credits)
  • COU782 Ethics and Professional Orientation: SC Internship 2 (four credits)
  • SPE565 Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms
  • One of these:
    • EDS546 Conflict Resolution in Education
    • EDS741 Affective Education

Methodology Requirement (six credits)

  • PSY501 ANOVA or PSY503 Correlation and Multiple Regression
  • PSY507 Research Methods

Human Growth and Development Requirement (three credits)

  • PSY527 Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development Electives (six credits)
Choose two:

  • PSY516 Organizational Psychology
  • PSY528 Infancy and Childhood
  • PSY529 Adulthood
  • PSY531 Middle Childhood and Adolescence
  • PSY556 Contemporary Social Psychology
  • PSY560 Cognitive Processes
  • PSY570 Cognitive Neuroscience

Electives (six credits)
Two courses to be chosen from the following:

  • ANY other three-credit courses from the lists above which have NOT been used to fulfill one of the above requirements
  • ANY other three-credit Counseling (COU) or Psychology (PSY) graduate courses not listed above
  • Thesis of three or six credits
  • ANY of these courses from Education:
    • EDS581 Issues of Racism and Sexism in Education
    • EDS735 Experiential Workshop Design
    • SPE732 Learning Environments for Childhood Learners with Disabilities
    • SPE742 Learning Environments for Adolescent Learners with Disabilities
    • SPE750 Collaboration Strategies for Educators
    • SPE761 Working with Families of Children with Disabilities

Child Abuse Identification Workshop

  • Must be taken on or off campus and documentation submitted to SUNY New Paltz so that proof of having completed this training can appear on the student’s transcript.
  • For the on-campus workshop, pick up a registration form at SCB 105. For more information, contact Deb Gould in SCB 105 at 845-257-2874. She will assist students in making sure that proof of workshop completion is documented on their transcripts once the workshop is completed.
  • Otherwise, take the workshop on-line at www.childabuseworkshop.com and enter the registration code NewPaltz9 for the same rate as on campus. This code only works for SUNY New Paltz students.
  • Students who take the workshop online or off campus from an approved provider should have proof of workshop completion put on their transcript by sending copies of their workshop certificates of completion to Records & Registration in HAB 19 or faxing them to the attention of Elizabeth Shuipis at 845-257-3103.

SAVE/School Violence Prevention Workshop

  • Must be taken on or off campus and documentation submitted to SUNY New Paltz so that proof of having completed this training can appear on the student’s transcript. 
  • For the on-campus workshop, pick up a registration form at SCB 105. For more information, contact Deb Gould in SCB 105 at 845-257-2874. She will assist students in making sure that proof of workshop completion is documented on their transcripts once the workshop is completed.
  • Otherwise, take the workshop online at www.violenceworkshop.com and enter the registration code NewPaltz9 for the same rate as on-campus. This code only works for SUNY New Paltz students.
  • Students who take the workshop online or off-campus from an approved provider should have proof of workshop completion put on their transcript by sending copies of their workshop certificates of completion to Records & Registration in HAB 19 or faxing them to the attention of Elizabeth Shuipis at 845-257-3103.

Two-Year Plan of Study (60 credits)

Fall 1 (12 credits)

  • PSY501 ANOVA (3) or PSY503 Correlation & Multiple Regression (three credits)
  • COU510 Counseling Theories (three credits)
  • COU515 Counseling Skills (three credits)
  • COU520 Career Development, Counseling, and Assessment (three credits)
  • Complete Child Abuse Identification Workshop [must be completed before taking COU535]
  • Complete SAVE/School Violence Prevention Workshop [must be completed before taking COU535]

Spring 1 (13 credits)

  • PSY507 Research Methods (three credits)
  • COU525 Multicultural Counseling (three credits)
  • COU535 Foundations of School Counseling (four credits)
  • COU540 Psychopathology (three credits)

Summer 1 (six credits)

  • One of these:
    • EDS546 Conflict Resolution in Education (three credits)
    • EDS741 Affective Education (three credits)
  • Elective (3)

Fall 2 (13 credits)

  • COU545 Group Dynamics and Counseling (three credits)
  • COU781 Ethics & Professional Orientation: SC Internship 1 (four credits)
  • PSY527 Human Growth & Development (three credits)
  • Human Growth & Development Elective (three credits)

Spring 2 (13 credits)

  • COU555 Assessment (three credits)
  • COU782 Ethics & Professional Orientation: SC Internship 2 (four credits)
  • SPE565 Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms (three credits)
  • Human Growth & Development Elective (three credits)

Summer 2 (3 credits)

  • Elective (three credits)

What semesters are the School of Education courses offered?

Three-Year Plan of Study (60 credits)

Fall 1 (nine credits)

  • COU510 Counseling Theories (three credits)
  • COU515 Counseling Skills (three credits)
  • COU520 Career Development, Counseling, and Assessment (three credits)
  • Complete Child Abuse Identification Workshop [must be completed before taking COU535]
  • Complete SAVE/School Violence Prevention Workshop [must be completed before taking COU535]

Spring 1 (10 credits)

  • COU525 Multicultural Counseling (three credits)
  • COU535 Foundations of School Counseling (four credits)
  • COU540 Psychopathology (three credits)

Summer 1 (three credits)

  • One of these (three credits):
    • EDS546 Conflict Resolution in Education
    • EDS741 Affective Education

Fall 2 (nine credits)

  • COU545 Group Dynamics and Counseling (three credits)
  • PSY501 ANOVA or PSY 503 Correlation & Multiple Regression (three credits)
  • PSY527 Human Growth & Development (three credits)

Spring 2 (nine credits)

  • COU555 Assessment (three credits)
  • PSY507 Research Methods (three credits)
  • SPE565 Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms (three credits)

Summer 2 (three credits)

  • Elective (three credits) [can also be completed during any fall or spring semester]

Fall 3 (seven credits)

  • COU781 Ethics & Professional Orientation: SC Internship 1 (four credits)
  • Human Growth & Development Elective (three credits)

Spring 3 (seven credits)

  • COU782 Ethics & Professional Orientation: SC Internship 2 (four credits)
  • Human Growth & Development Elective (three credits)

Summer 3 (three credits)

  • Elective (three credits) [can also be completed during any fall or spring semester]

What semesters are the School of Education courses offered?