Non-Matriculated Courses for Permanent Certification in School Counseling

Students may take the following 4 non-matriculated courses through the College of Saint Rose to achieve permanent certification in School Counseling through the Individual Evaluation Pathway only (click for more info).  

(These courses are only acceptable for students who began their 48-credit Master’s degree in School Counseling prior to September 1st, 2021 and will receive their provisional certification prior to February 1st, 2023.  This pathway will only remain open until February 1st,  2027.)  The courses acceptable for certification are: 

SED 543 – Home/School/Community Relations 

SED 550 – Developmental Assessment of Young Children 

SED 501 – Introductions to Students with Learning Disabilities 

SED 520 – Children and Youth with Emotional Disturbances 

These courses will be offered online through Fall 2022 Each course costs $745, students are required to put down $195 Deposit in order to reserve your spot. All students must have a camera on their computer to be registered for these course, and the webcam must be on as required by the instructor. 

Students can register here

As with all Individual Evaluation Pathway Courses, students should always contact their district office (Long Island/Westchester schools) or the UFT/NYCDOE Certification Office to verify these courses work with their certification.   Individual Evaluation Pathway certifications only work with valid, current certifications.  Please visit for further information.   

How do I get permanent school counselor certification?

1.      To get your PERMANENT school counselor certification, do these 4 steps:
1.      Take 12 more credits;
2.      Work as a school counselor for 2 years;
3.      Take your DASA certification (Dignity for All Students Act workshop if you haven’t done so);
4.      Go through the State’s Individual Evaluation Pathway certification application.
5.      Students MUST have began their 48-Credit Master’s degree in School Counseling PRIOR to September 1st, 2021 and have completed their 48-credit Maser’s degree in School Counseling prior to 2/1/23.   
(If you started you Master’s degree in School Counseling after September 1st, 2021 you will not be able to use the individual evaluation pathway to complete your 60-credits.) 

CITE also offers an Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling which allows you to achieve permanent certification if you complete the entire 18-credit program.  Please visit for more information.

Courses are now online. All students must have a camera on their computer to be registered for these course, and the webcam must be on as required by the instructor.

You can register online here:

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