Counseling: K-12 School Counseling Emphasis (Certificate)
Effect systemic change within your school as a data-driven and culturally-responsive school counselor.
Make a difference by earning a graduate certificate in K-12 school counseling. This online program prepares school counselors to promote the academic, career, personal and social development of K-12 students.
- Program type:
- Certificate - Graduate
- Est. time to complete:
- 3-5 semesters
- Credit hours:
- 15 or 36
Why Earn a K-12 School Counseling Graduate Certificate Online at UND?
Designed for working professionals, the online program prepares you to work as a school counselor —helping students overcome obstacles and reach their academic and career goals.
Features of the online school counseling graduate certificate program include:
- "Live" online classes held in the evening
- Two four-day visits to UND's campus during summer terms
- A semester-long practicum and an internship in a school close to your home
- Support services including library, tech support, accessible office hours and advising
Completion of coursework leads to eligibility for state department of education licensure in North Dakota and may be compatible with licensure requirements in other states.
Accredited School Counseling Program
The online M.A.in Counseling (K-12 School Counseling Emphasis) program is accredited by CAEP, Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and approved by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices for School Counselor Competencies (ESPB).
Take classes with nationally recognized faculty who have diverse experiences working with children and adolescents in community and school settings
Learn to work effectively with educational and community stakeholders to facilitate positive systemic change
Build data-driven decision-making skills by completing a school-based scholarly project
Become a culturally responsive social justice advocate within your school community
An M.A. in Counseling (K - 12 School Counseling Emphasis) from UND prepares you for a fulfilling career as a professional school counselor in a range of school settings, including:
- Elementary schools
- Middle schools
- High schools
Graduate Courses in School Counseling