Apr 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

School Counseling, Adv. Cert.

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Associate Professor Weber, Graduate Program Director, 516-463-6658

The Advanced Certificate in School Counseling is intended for school counselors who wish to take coursework to qualify for professional certification as a school counselor in New York State. The additional coursework (depending on student selection) will enhance the individual’s skill set and overall competence as a school counselor in the areas of school-based issues, substance use disorder counseling, leadership/administration, and advanced counseling skills. In order to successfully complete the Advanced Certificate in School Counseling, students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits that are unique to their previous master’s degree and in-residence at Hofstra. Transfer course work will not be considered toward the completion of this certificate.

Admission Requirements

Application for admission is made to the Graduate Admission Office where directions are given for securing transcripts of previous schooling and other necessary information. The review of the application and the admission decision is made by the program faculty and is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria including the following:

  • Applicants must have completed a master’s degree in School Counseling leading to initial certification as a school counselor or its equivalent, and/or hold initial certification as a school counselor.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all graduate work.
  • Three (3) letters of reference for academic and character references.
  • A detailed resume including related professional experience.
  • Personal interview with the program director.

The department understands that any single criterion may not reliably predict a candidate’s potential for success in a graduate program. As such, candidates who do not fully satisfy one of the quantified criteria are still open to applying.

Note: The preferred application deadline for the fall semester is August 15 and for the spring semester is January 15. All others will be reviewed based on available space.

Program of Study - Total Semester Hours: 12

A. Required Courses - Semester Hours: 6

B. Electives - Semester Hours: 6 (with advisement) chosen from the following:

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of all program requirements.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in overall graduate course work. 

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