Non-Matriculated Course for Advanced Cert. in School Counseling

Students may take 4 non-matriculated courses in Special Education through the College of Saint Rose and achieve permanent certification in School Counseling through the Individual Evaluation Pathway (click for more info).  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 Summer 2020.  Each course costs $745, students are required to put down $195 Deposit in order to reserve your spot.  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 www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ for further information.   

How do I get permanent school counselor certification?

  1. To get your PROVISIONAL certification, you get your masters.
  2. 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.

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 www.alfreddownstateeducation.com for more information.

Courses are now online. You can register online here:

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