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The New York Department of Education has its work cut out for them in the face of lackluster state performance scores.
However, they are doing a few things right and promoting incentives for high quality New York school counselors is one of them.
In the '05-'06 school year, New York ranked 6th in the nation for average teacher salary. New York school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.
In addition, many in the field are beginning to recognize the vital importance of school counselors' expertise in student psychology and in the process of breaking down learning barriers. As motives for educational improvement and the ingredients for getting the job done align, New York school counselors should see increases in salary and additional responsibilities such as becoming more involved in development procedures.
The following is a quote from the January 30th, 2008 press release regarding 2008-2009 budget proposals and the goals for the future of New York's educational system:
"Raise overall performance to sustain the state's economy in the face of global competition... Close the divide in academic achievement along the lines of income, race and ethnicity, language and disability in elementary, middle, secondary and continuing education."
With changes in public and private education coming at a much quicker pace, school counselors and their expertise will become more and more valuable. New York school counselor career prospects look very bright.
Featured Universities with School Counseling Programs
NYU Steinhardt's accredited master of arts program in Counseling and Guidance: School and Bilingual School Counseling. Through this online program, you will gain the skills you need to become a professional Pre-K-12 school counselor, working with children and families in your community to foster academic achievement and success. Click here to contact New York University and request information about their programs.
Capella University offers four online CACREP-accredited Graduate Programs in Counseling: MS in Mental Health Counseling, MS in Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy, MS in School Counseling, and PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. Click here to contact Capella University and request information about their programs.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a New York School Counselor.
- Capella University Master of Science (MS) in Human Services - School Counseling Specialization - CACREP and State Approved**
- New York University (NYU) Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance - School Counseling and Bilingual School Counseling - MPCAC Accredited
- Northwestern University - CACREP-Accredited Online Master of Arts in Counseling (meets requirements to become a school counselor)
- UMass Online (Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling - NEASC and State-Approved program)
Whether you are from New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.