• School Counselor Certification

    QUICK FACTS: no GRE or GMAT required; begin fall, spring or summer.


    The School Counseling Certificate program is designed to meet the academic and internship requirements for those who currently hold a master’s degree in counseling and who want to pursue certification as a school counselor.

    Since almost all graduate counseling programs conform to the standards established by the National Board of Certified Counselors, we can expect applicants to be admitted with the pre-requisite coursework and field experience. This pre-requisite coursework includes the following content areas:

    • Lifespan development
    • Social and cultural foundations
    • Counseling theory and techniques
    • Ethics and professional orientation
    • Career and lifestyle counseling
    • Research methods and program evaluation
    • Group counseling
    • Appraisal (including exceptional children in school settings)
    • Practicum and internship experiences

    School Counselor Certificate Course Information


    Course Requirements:
     27 credits
    Location: Main Oakland campus

    Among the standard courses in this discipline, Carlow University also offers unique learning experiences. Here is one example course:

    PRC-715: Advanced Child Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)

    This course explores childhood disorders, but also expands on the assessment possibilities available to those working with young people. Students will gain a deeper level of sophistication with assessments that address psychopathology as well as normal development. Additionally, this course will examine the trends and controversies associated with child psychology and prepare students to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, and community mental health agencies.

    for more details about this program and more, please visit the Course Catalog section of our website. For a list of every course available in the Psychology program, click here