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Description

Post Graduate School Counselor License (18 credits)

The Post-Graduate School Counselor License program is another unique program offered by University of Detroit Mercy’s Counseling program.  The program is specifically designed for individuals who possess a master's degree in counseling (community/cinical mental health, mental health, addictions, marriage and family or college counseling from a CACREP accredited institution) who wish to become certified as a school counselor. The 18-credit-hour curriculum consists of an intensive focus on the role of the counselor in the K-12 school and the broader context of K-12 education. In addition to traditional coursework in school counseling, a 300-hour internship completed in a K-12 setting is required. Individuals completing this program are eligible for the School Counselor License authorized by the Michigan Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

The requirements for admission to the non-degree granting Post-MA School Counselor Certificate program includes the following: an M.A. in counseling from an equivalent graduate Counseling program (granted within the past 15 years); a one to two page 'Letter of Intent' that outlines the applicant's personal career goals; one letter of recommendation written by an employer or former counseling faculty member; and, an interview with the program director. Any gaps in the initial counseling curriculum may require additional coursework.

Curriculum

CNS 5410 School Counseling: Principles and Practices 3 credits
CNS 5450 School Counseling: Strategies
and Interventions
3 credits
CNS 5470 School Counseling: Mental Health and Consultation in Schools 3 credits
CNS 5480 The School Counselor and Special Education 3 credits
CNS 6040 Internship in Counseling 3 credits
EDU An elective in Education 5000-level in consultation with advisor 3 credits
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Total 18 credits

Program Contact Information

Program Director: Jocelyn Bennett-Garraway, Ph.D., LPC
Reno Hall, Room 246
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-993-1227
Fax: 313-578-0507
Email: begarrjm@udmercy.edu

Department Chair: Nancy G. Calleja, Ph.D., LPC


For more information about UDM, or to apply online, go to www.udmercy.edu/apply.


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