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.
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.
|CNS 5410||School Counseling: Principles and Practices||3 credits|
|CNS 5450||School Counseling: Strategies
|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|
Total 18 credits
Program Contact Information
Program Director: Jocelyn Bennett-Garraway, Ph.D., LPC
Reno Hall, Room 246
Department Chair: Nancy G. Calleja, Ph.D., LPC