School Counselor Certification Program

Complete the following admission requirements:

  1. Application to the licensure only program follows the same admission requirements and procedures as for the M.Ed. in counseling
  2. People who currently hold a master's degree in education or one of several helping professions such as social work, psychology or human services (as approved by counseling faculty) may apply.

Additional requirements:

  1. Submit a disclosure statement upon admission to the program. Resubmit annually.
  2. Submit a national-level criminal background check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to seeing clients during COUN F634P 
    (www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks).
  3. Complete internship placements appropriate to the student's declared area of interest.
  4. Complete background check procedure required by the school or community internship placement. The procedure varies depending on placement.
  5. Pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE).

Note: The FBI criminal background check process takes up to three months.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 39-45 credits

Certification in One Level (Elementary or Secondary)
Complete the following requirements for certification in one level (Elementary or Secondary):
COUN F615Foundations of Counseling3
COUN F623Counseling Theories and Applications I3
COUN F627Developmental Interventions3
COUN F628Child and Adolescent Development3
COUN F632Career Development3
COUN F630Appraisal for Counselors3
COUN F634Practicum in Individual Counseling3
COUN F636Internship I 13
COUN F646School Counseling3
COUN F647Professional Ethics3
COUN F660Cross-Cultural Counseling3
COUN F674Group Counseling3
COUN F686Internship II 13
Complete the following optional classes for K-12 school counseling certification (Elementary and Secondary)0-6
Internship III 1
Internship IV 1
Total Credits39-45
1

Additional fee required. Charges are added to fee statements each semester. 

Students must take 15 UAF credits. Up to 30 graduate transfer credits from a previous degree program may be applied, as approved by the School of Education counseling program.