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School Counseling Certification PK-12

Leadership is about people and Certification in School Counseling requires the completion of courses that address the knowledge, skills and competencies of guidance counseling.

You will learn about normal and atypical development in children and adolescents, individual and group counseling techniques, family systems, tests and measurement, and consultation strategies. Graduates are prepared to work in diverse, multi-disciplinary public school settings as guidance counselors.

Students who are seeking only School Counseling Certification take these courses unless waived through transcript review. All applicants must hold a master’s degree.


Course Number Course Name Credits
GEN 501 Human Development 3
COUN 600 Research and Program Evaluation 3
PSYC 607 Treatment of Children and Adolescents 3
COUN 609 Career and Vocational Counseling 3
PSYC 610 Children with Exceptional Needs 3
COUN 618 Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues 3
COUN 640 Diversity Counseling 3
COUN 641 Assessment for Counselors 3
PSYC 642 Instruction and Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners 3
PSYC 654 Principles of Academic Assessment, Instruction and Intervention 3
PSYC 655 School Consultation and Curriculum Design 3
COUN 601 Counseling Skills and Techniques 3
COUN 602 Theories in Counseling 3
PSYC 694 Internship in School Counseling (PK-12)
(420 hours in school setting)


At A Glance

Program: Certification
Audience: Graduate students

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