Admissions & Aid
The school counseling master’s program in the Department of School Psychology, Counseling, and Leadership is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
In compliance with the Program Outcomes Report required by CACREP, we report the following data regarding program outcomes and job placement.
We are surveying our most recent graduating class in fall 2022 regarding job placement. The hiring process of school counselors for the New York City Department of Education is still under way, and we will update our numbers as more graduates complete our survey. Of the current respondents to our survey, 70% were currently working either full or part time as counselors.
For information regarding cost of attendance and financial aid, visit the Graduate Financial Aid webpage.
The Brooklyn College School Counseling Program prepares school counselors to advocate for a high-quality education for all students in schools in this city and beyond, and to nurture the holistic development of every student—his or her academic competence, and emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Our program enables counselors to accomplish these aims within complex educational bureaucracies by developing their capacities for critical self-reflection, collaborative leadership, empathy, and imagination. In our classrooms, at field sites in urban schools, and in communities, we strive to model an approach to learning that is democratic and experiential. In preparing our students for their role in creating humane and just environments, we foster sensitivity to diversity, and the courage and skills to challenge harmful biases and stereotypes, while promoting greater understanding and respect. Our graduates are equipped to encourage and guide children and youth in their aspirations, and to collaborate with their families and with other educators to prepare them well for postsecondary education, meaningful life work, and citizenship.
The School Counseling Program also supports implementation of the standards of the Education Trust’s Transforming School Counseling Initiative and the curriculum standards of the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The graduate program in school counseling strives to prepare practitioners who:
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
Sarah N. Baquet is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).
Graciela Elizalde-Utnick is coordinator of the Bilingual Specialization in School Counseling and School Psychology Program. Her expertise is in culturally and linguistically diverse infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with special needs and their families. Elizalde-Utnick’s appointment is half time with School Counseling and half-time with School Psychology.
Higher Education Officer
Certified School Counselor
Higher Education Assistant