Certification

Acceptable Coursework for Individuals Who Applied for Provisional or Permanent School Counselor Certification through the “Individual Evaluation” Pathway Prior to July 1, 2019

The number of graduate semester hours (S.H.) required for Provisional or Permanent School Counselor Certification through the “Individual Evaluation” pathway is listed in the table below. Acceptable coursework must be completed at a regionally accredited institution of higher education and could be a combination of courses in a state approved school counselor education program and courses related to school counseling.

School Counselor Certificate Sought through the Individual Evaluation Pathway

Total Number of Graduate Semester Hours (S.H.) in School Counseling Required

Number of Graduate S.H. in Courses that Are in a State Approved School Counselor Education Program
(in any state)

Number of Graduate S.H. Related to School Counseling at a Regionally Accredited Institution
(courses that are not in a state approved school counselor education program)

Provisional certificate

30 S.H.

Minimum 18 S.H.

Maximum 12 S.H.

Permanent certificate

60 S.H.

Semester hours counted towards the Provisional certificate would count towards the Permanent certificate.

Minimum 36 S.H.

Maximum 24 S.H.

Examples of Acceptable Courses that Must Be in a State Approved School Counselor Education Program

  • Career Development/Guidance
  • Community Resources & Relationships
  • Computer Applications in Guidance
  • Core Course in Guidance
  • Counseling Issues for Effective Parenting
  • Counseling the Abused & Neglected Child
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Development in Elementary School
  • Diagnostic Tools for Measurement
  • Drop Out Identification & Counseling
  • Group Counseling & Practice
  • Guidance/Pupil Personnel Service Prog.
  • Individual Testing
  • Occupational Information & Vocational 
  • Organization & Administration of the 
  • Supervision of Counseling
  • Techniques of Counseling the Elementary School Child
  • The Counselor as a Team Member
  • Vocational Guidance
  • World of the Counselor
  • World of Work

 

Examples of Acceptable Related Courses that Must Be Completed at an Institution of Higher Education with State Approved Graduate Programs Leading to Teacher, Administrative, or Pupil Personnel Services Certification

  • Educational Psychology
  • Implementation of PL #94-152 (Special Education)
  • Keys to Motivation
  • Mainstreaming
  • Orientation to Schools
  • School and Community
  • School Law
  • Sex Education
  • Statistical Methods in Education
  • Strategies for Preventing Conflict & Violence
  • Teaching Students to Get Along

 

Examples of Acceptable Related Courses that Can Be Completed at any Regionally Accredited Institution of Higher Education

  • Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology
  • African-American Contributors to Society
  • AIDS Education & Human Sexuality
  • Approaches to Homosexuality
  • Child/Adolescent Psychology
  • Cultural Heritage of Immigrant & Minority Groups
  • Death & Dying
  • Decision Making
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs, Alcohol, & Smoking
  • Group Dynamics
  • Marriage & Family
  • Mental Hygiene/Health
  • Nature & Needs of the Gifted
  • Problem Solving
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Psychology of the Handicapped
  • Race & Minority Groups
  • Sex Equity
  • Stress Management
  • The Disadvantaged Child
  • Theories of Personality
  • Urban & Rural Problems
  • Youth Culture & the Urban Setting
Last Updated: August 21, 2019