Online Certificate in School Counseling – PreK-12
Support the growth and development of preschool, primary, and secondary students as a school counselor. Gwynedd Mercy University offers an online certification program in School Counseling that is aligned with the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) National Model.
This 48-credit program is suitable for professionals who hold a master’s degree and who want to pursue a PreK-12 School Counseling certification. Depending on your previous experience and qualifications, you will complete a 100-hour practicum and/or two 210-hour internships at each level (PreK-8 and 9-12). No previous teaching certification is required.
This certification program fits your schedule, with online classes presented in an accelerated format. You will take one class at a time in seven-week blocks.
After completing this program and passing the Praxis II Professional School Counselor Examination, you will become eligible for School Counselor Certification in public schools.
Core Counseling Knowledge
Our online certificate in school counseling teaches theoretical knowledge, practical strategies, and established counseling techniques you need to help young people.
Course topics in the program include:
- Foundations of Counseling
- Theories of Counseling
- Assessment Techniques in Counseling
- Intervention Techniques in Counseling
- Organization of School Counseling
- Social Justice, Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Counseling
- Career Development
- Group Counseling and Facilitation Skills
Who Can Apply for This Program?
Gwynedd Mercy University has designed this online graduate Certification in School Counseling program for both current teachers and for those who do not have teaching certification. Applicants should a master’s degree in an education or counseling-related field.
Applicants who fall just below the minimum GPA requirement (2.7-2.9 GPA) may request a review of their application by the program director. However, acceptance of an application for review does not guarantee admission to the program.
Become a School Counselor
Take the first step towards School Counselor Certification today. Contact Gwynedd Mercy University now to learn more!