• Applications for admission will be reviewed by the Program Director and the Dean of the School of Education. Matriculation Status Admission will be granted as a matriculated student, one seeking to fulfill the requirements for a master degree or professional diploma or as a non-matriculated student, one earning graduate credit for specific courses but not for the degree. Normally participants are not allowed to continue in a non-matriculated status beyond 12 credits. Seniors in the undergraduate Education program at Manhattan College who have completed their undergraduate requirements may, with the written consent of the director of their programs and the Dean of Education, be admitted to appropriate graduate level courses.Transfer Credit The Graduate Education Programs at Manhattan College are designed with a developmental emphasis. Assessment is ongoing and performance based. Therefore, a matriculated
student is expected to earn all the credits for the program at the College.Transfer of credits will only be considered for compelling reasons. In such cases, students should submit an Off Campus Course Approval Form to their Program Director who will forward it with a
recommendation to the Dean. Participants must obtain written approval prior to enrolling in the course.
To obtain a master degree from the School ofEducation students must:
• File the Intent to Graduate form with the Program Director by the due date during the semester before graduation.
• File the Application to Graduate form with the Registrar in the final semester of course work.
• Give evidence of having met program standards through periodic performance reviews.
• Undertake and complete a research based project/paper under the direction of a faculty member.The topic must be related to the
participant’s program of study and approved by a faculty advisor as part of EDUG 713 Methods of Education and Psychological
Research.The major paper must be completed in EDUG 888 (for Special Ed and School Leadership) or EDUG 851 for
Counseling, submitted and a final draft tentatively approved before registering for the practicum/internship or seminar of each
program, i.e., EDUG 728, 732, 748, or 858, 862, 863. Final approval including sign-off by a faculty advisor is required in order to
graduate. Candidates must carefully follow the format of the American Psychological Association, and must submit completed
papers according to the timeline for graduation: February 15 for May, June 15 for September, November 15 for February.The
approved major paper must be placed on file in the Graduate Education office.
• Earn the required number of credits for the program, successfully complete each course and demonstrate mastery of the professional
knowledge, dispositions and skills for the specific degree and/or certification with a cumulative index of 3.0 or better.
• Undertake a practicum/internship if required.These experiences, including the seminars and reports related to them, are designed to integrate the theory, research and practice developed throughout the program.
• Pay and clear all outstanding financial accounts including library and graduation fees owed the College. New York State Certification
School Counseling, Special Education, School Building Leadership, Administration and Supervision Certifications The Graduate Education Programs have been approved by the New York State Department of Education to offer course work leading to Certification as a Special Education or dual Childhood/Special Education Teacher, School Building Leader or School Counselor. To be eligible for certification, the candidate must:
1) Complete all course work with a cumulative index of 3.0 and with a grade of C or better in all course work.
2) Complete the New York State approved program in the certification area.
3) Successfully complete, if required, student teaching, practicum or internships as evidenced by observations from the field and college supervisors.
4) Successfully complete the appropriate sections of the New York State Teachers Examination, LAST,ATS-W & CST where applicable.
5) Complete the application for certification form (which may be obtained from the Dean’s Office or online) and payment of required fees.
6) Be recommended by the Dean of the School of Education, the state certifying officer. Candidates possessing provisional New York State certification in Childhood Special Education or School Building Leadership may merit permanent/professional certification upon completing the degree program provided they have satisfied the New York State requirements regarding length of service. Students in Special Education must pass the appropriate New York State Education Department tests, LAST,ATS-W,ATS-P and CST if required.
7) Complete the training in Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting and SAVE legislation required for new and renewed certification. Such training is provided in all degree programs through specified courses. Candidates for certification must take the necessary course at the college or from a state approved provider to fulfill this New York State mandated requirement for certification. Changes in certification requirements issued by New York State Education Department will take precedence over and replace those presented in this catalogue.
Those seeking New York State certification are responsible for knowing and meeting all State requirements for their specific programs.Counseling Corine Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.; NBCC; Licensed Psychologist, NY State Program Director http://home.manhattan.edu/~corine.fitzpatrick/ Master of Arts in School or General Counseling Professional Diploma in Counseling and Personnel Services http://www.manhattan.edu/educate/graduate/counseling.html Masters Program The program is concerned with fostering the intellectual, social, spiritual, vocational, personal, and professional development of individuals throughout the life span. It is grounded in research and is also shaped by the needs of schools, community agencies, and colleges that require the services of professional counselors While a theoretical thread is evident in the core coursework, an experiential thread also begins in the first semester.At the end of their preparation, it is expected that counselors-in-training will emerge with certain knowledge, skills and dispositions. They will be able to: assess, facilitate, and guide individual development; enhance the experiences that further human development and ameliorate those that hinder optimum development; work with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and engage in inquiry with respect to emerging professional thought and practice. Most importantly, counselors-in-training will enhance their ability to be empathic, caring human service providers. Program participants are responsible for giving evidence of having acquired the required competencies and met standards through periodic performance reviews, completion of course and program requirements and for maintaining a B or better average in course work.Admission Applicants for admission into the master degree program in Counseling must have earned a baccalaureate
degree and a suitable preparation in the behavioral sciences. Consideration will be given for teaching experience and for other
applicable experience. Students who possess a bachelor degree but do not have relevant background may be required to take prerequisite courses for admission. A Narrative Statement of Interest in the counseling program is required. An interview with the Director is recommended prior to admission. Program The approved degree program for School or General Counseling consists of 34 credits of
course work. These programs require a major paper and a practicum/internship. Periodic consultation with an advisor is required to assure proper sequence and progress in developing competencies as a counselor.The programs prepare students for counseling in schools and in other agencies.
Degree Program School Counselor
(30 credits) from EDUG 713, 721, 722, 724, 725,
727, 732, 780, 807 and 851. Students must earn
6 credits in elective courses. Students should
consult with the Program Director for courses
most suitable for their purpose. Suggested courses
include: EDUG 704, 705, 708, 709, 710, 715,
723, 726, 729, 731, 778, 853, and 859 Students
must complete a research project.