The Post-Master’s Certificate in School Counselor Licensure is designed for individuals who already possess a master’s degree in counseling (e.g. clinical mental health counseling, college counseling, etc.) and who wish to enter the field of school counseling. The Post-Master’s Certificate Program for School Counselor Licensure is a 14-30 credit hour program that provides competencies and proficiencies for entry-level positions as school counselors in elementary, middle/junior high, high school settings.

What You Will Learn

You will learn theories and techniques for counseling in school settings as well as ethical, legal and professional issues in school counseling. You will engage in a rigorous 300-600 clock-hour supervised school counseling internship experience.


Upon completion of the certificate program, students are eligible to apply for a K-12 school counselor license issued by the Michigan Department of Education. This post-master’s certificate program does not meet the academic and internship requirements for limited licensure as a professional counselor (LLPC) in the State of Michigan and cannot be used to supplement a previous master’s degree to become eligible for the LLPC. Information on requirements to become eligible for licensure as a professional counselor is available in the Student Handbook for Counseling Programs.

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