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.