School Counseling, Sixth Year Certificate

This advanced certificate provides course requirements and supervised fieldwork to prepare for school counselor certification in the state of Connecticut. Candidates for this certificate program must hold a Master’s Degree in helping professions or education-related areas. In addition, candidates must complete the program prerequisite course in special education required for Connecticut State Department of Education certification. The certificate includes 41-credits of required course and fieldwork experiences. Candidates are required to complete a 100-hour practicum, and a 700-hour, 10-month long supervised internship placement within a school setting. Candidates with 36+ months certified public teaching experience may waive 50 percent of the internship. No comprehensive exam or thesis is required. This program is not CACREP accredited.