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Counselor Education: School Counseling


Official Name of Program

Counselor Education: School Counseling

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

MSED - Master of Science in Education



NYSED Program Code

41528 - CESC-MSED

CIP Code


Lehman offers a 60-credit graduate program in Counselor Education: School Counseling (CE:SC). Graduates are eligible for initial and professional School Counselor Certification in New York State. The three-year, part-time program is offered as a year-round, hybrid, cohort model.

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs ( and CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (


The Lehman College Counselor Education program develops culturally competent, ethical, caring, data-informed professional school counselors in an urban educational framework. School counselor candidates promote social justice and human rights advocacy in their scholarly, clinical, assessment, evaluation, and school counseling program implementation practices. They develop academic, social-emotional, and career/college competencies for all students. School counselors help close achievement, opportunity, and attainment gaps.  The Counselor Education program climate emphasizes collaboration, leadership, self-awareness, and mutual respect among diverse groups and includes anti-racist and anti-oppression practices in coursework and fieldwork.


  1. Candidates demonstrate knowledge of professional school counseling interventions in the following: identity/ethics, counseling theories and techniques, group work, multicultural counseling, career counseling, human development, assessment, research and program evaluation, leadership/advocacy/consultation, college access, and trauma/violence/chemical dependency skills with course artifacts.

  2. Candidates demonstrate the ability to assess and implement American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model Framework for School Counseling Programs using artifacts including School Counseling Program Assessment, Action Plans, Results Reports, and Lesson Plan Outlines in practicum, internship, and school counseling program action research projects.

  3. Candidates know and use evidence-based and data-informed practices in delivering, implementing, and evaluating school counseling programs and interventions to help close achievement, opportunity, and attainment gaps.

  4. Candidates demonstrate excellent individual counseling, group counseling, school counseling core curriculum lesson plan development and implementation, and planning/advising for all students in pre-practicum, practicum, and internship experiences.

  5. Candidates complete 50 hours of supervised pre-practicum, 100 hours of practicum and 600 hours of internship in K-12 schools.

  6. Candidates demonstrate 11 appropriate dispositions for school counseling in culturally and linguistically diverse K-12 schools and in the graduate program: Respectful interactions; engaged and enthusiastic learning; effective listening and speaking skills; support peers; give meaningful and constructive feedback; receive feedback non-defensively; trustworthiness; warmth; kindness; affirm differences; professionalism.

Graduates work as school counselors in K-12 public, private, and charter schools in metro New York City, nationwide, and internationally as well as in college access, affordability, and admission counseling; career counseling; and student affairs counseling positions.