If you already have a master’s degree and want to get your certification in school counseling, this flexible graduate certificate program offers an ideal option.
Leveraging partnerships with rural and urban school districts across Alaska, our school counseling program offers unique opportunities to engage with diverse student communities and gain hands-on experience in the field. We also offer classes both on campus and via distance learning, enabling you to earn your graduate certificate in a way that fits your life.
Certificate in School Counseling Requirements
To apply for the certificate in school counseling program, you’ll need to have a bachelor's degree preferably in a human service area such as education, social work, psychology or human services. Graduates from other undergraduate majors, who have experience in the human service field or demonstrated motivation to enter the field of counseling, may also apply.
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Why Earn Your Certificate in School Counseling at UAF?
At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll have access to unique opportunities to gain hands-on training and prepare for real-world careers in school counseling. We also offer the flexibility to earn your certification in school counseling in a way that fits your life. Read on to learn more about what you can look forward to as a counseling student at UAF.
The UAF School of Education provided me with the highest level and standards of learning. I was encouraged to achieve more than I thought possible. Throughout my time at UAF I had the opportunity to be an in-person student and a distance student. No matter where I was learning from, I felt supported and connected. The professors in this program were invested in me as I became a professional and as I grew as a person.Samantha Hesterman, UAF graduate counseling program student
What Can You Do With a Certificate in School Counseling?
Increasing student enrollment across the country is driving the need for qualified school counselors. It’s one of the reasons that, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of school counselors is projected to grow 13% over the next decade—much faster than average compared to other occupations. With your certificate in school counseling from UAF, you’ll be ready to lead in these high-demand careers.
What Classes Are Required for the Certificate in School Counseling?
The school counseling curriculum explores the foundations, theories and applications of counseling, and covers topics such as child and adolescent development, group counseling, family and network therapy and cross cultural counseling. The program also features a supervised practicum and internships.
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