School Counselor Certification Program

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Application to the school counselor certification program follows the same admission requirements and procedures as for the M.Ed. in counseling
  • The application requires a master's degree in a human services area such as social work, psychology, or human services.

Additional requirements:

  • Submit a national-level criminal background check prior to seeing clients during COUN F634P.
  • Complete field placements appropriate to the student's declared area of interest.
  • Complete a background check procedure required by the school field placement. The procedure varies depending on placement.

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Minimum Requirements for School Counselor Graduate Certificate: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements.
School Counselor Program Requirements
Complete the following program requirements for certification in one level (elementary or secondary):
COUN F615Foundations of Counseling 13
COUN F617PCounseling Skills 22
COUN F634PPracticum4
COUN F636Internship I 33
COUN F646Introduction to School Counseling3
COUN F647Professional Ethics 23
COUN F648Advanced School Counseling3
COUN F660Multicultural Counseling3
COUN F686Internship II 3,43
Complete the following optional class for K-12 school counseling certification (elementary and secondary)3
Internship III 3
Total Credits30

Transfer credit may be accepted from another CACREP-accredited program.


Transfer credit may be accepted if the student passes a role-play counseling session demonstration.


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


Fulfills the capstone requirement.