Program Offered: Residential, Mixed (Partially residential & online)
Total Credits: 24-30
The Post Master’s Certificate in School Counseling is an organized sequence of study designed to add on as an endorsement for licensure to meet state credentialing requirements. This program is not designed for initial licensure, but expands on the foundation of courses taken in a previous master’s degree in counseling, education or a closely related field. An applicant is required to have completed a master’s degree in counseling, education or closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education and be eligible to purse licensure from the Minnesota Board of Education in the field of school counseling.
A minimum of 24 credits of coursework will be required for completion of the certificate. All students are required to take 511, Introduction to Adlerian Psychology, and 512, Introduction to Graduate Writing and Portfolio. The required courses contain student learning outcomes that align with the Board of Teaching Standards required for licensure in MN. The elective will vary based on an applicant’s professional background as well as the applicant’s masters degree. A School Counseling Advisor will complete a transcript review and make recommendations as to what, if any electives may be necessary to take as a part of the applicant's personalized program. Admitted students will work with the advisor to develop an individualized program plan.
Adler Graduate School cannot guarantee licensure to any student. Licensure status is determined only by the State Licensing Boards based on the student’s location. Adler Graduate School will not be held liable for Board decisions regarding licensure or changes to competencies and requirements.