Classes start from Summer II
Graduates from this program can provide paraprofessional counseling to assist licensed professional counselors. The certificate program alone does not prepare students to work as professional counselors. In order to work in professional counseling, additional classes, training and licensure will be required through a master’s degree program.
An online student tutorial is provided before classes begin, and technical support is available.
- Learn current practices and what’s new in the field
- Develop and apply essential skills and interventions in counseling
- Understand and handle multi-cultural counseling challenges
We encourage all interested students to apply. Applicants should have a 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA, but may be admitted provisionally based on related graduate classes completed in the field of education, human services or training and development, and, ultimately, by earning at least a “B” (3.0) average in the first GCCE class.
- Completed online Graduate School application and admission fee
- Resume outlining education and work experience
Admission to the GCCE online program takes place in the spring for a summer start. Rolling base admissions are possible if seats are available. Check online for current deadlines. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Course of Study
Students will begin the one-year program during Summer II (end of June) and have one year to complete the required four classes. Should you choose to pursue a master’s degree in counseling, these credits may be eligible for transfer into your program.
Course descriptions can be found in the university course catalog.
- Introduction to Counseling (ECD 510)
- Career Counseling and Development (ECD 524)
- Theories and Techniques of Counseling (ECD 530)
- Cross Cultural Counseling (ECD 525)
Applying for the Graduate Certificate in Counselor Education:
- Students complete online application from the Graduate School and pay the admission fees:
- Under the drop-down of “Graduate School Advanced Search”
- select “Education” from “All Subject Areas”
- select “Certificate” from “All Program Levels”
- select “Distance Education” from “All Delivery Methods”
- Then, you will look for “Counselor Education” and click “Apply Now”. Complete the online application from here.
- Students submit the following to the GCCE program director, Dr. Raymond Ting at email@example.com:
- An Application Form
- A resume identifying educational preparation and work experiences.
Admission to the GCCE online program is on a rolling basis. Priority deadline is April 15 for summer enrollment.
We expect students to begin in Summer II semester and complete the program in one year.