School Counseling PK-12 Certification
Graduate Studies

Certification in School Counseling PK-12 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 PK-12 take these courses unless waived through transcript review. All applicants must hold a master’s degree.


Course NumberCourse NameCredits
GEN 501Human Development3
COUN 600Research and Program Evaluation3
PSYC 607Treatment of Children and Adolescents3
COUN 609Career and Vocational Counseling3
PSYC 610Children with Exceptional Needs3
COUN 618Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues3
COUN 640Diversity Counseling3
COUN 641Assessment for Counselors3
PSYC 642Instruction and Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners3
PSYC 654Principles of Academic Assessment, Instruction and Intervention3
PSYC 655School Consultation and Curriculum Design3
COUN 601Counseling Skills and Techniques3
COUN 602Theories in Counseling3
PSYC 694Internship in School Counseling (PK-12)
(420 hours in school setting)


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