Winthrop University: Graduate School - Post-Graduate Certificate in School Counseling
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (tollfree)
803/323-2292 (fax)

Post-Graduate Certificate in School Counseling


Program Advisor: Dr. Tony Strange


Phone: 803-323-4754


This program is for candidates who hold a master's degree in counseling and wish to pursue certification as a school counselor. Upon completion of the program you will be recommended for a school counseling certification in both South Carolina and North Carolina.

Application requirements include:

  • The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee.
  •  Must have graduated from a CACREP accredited program or one that follows the CACREP curriculum within the last 10 years
  •  Have your transcript reviewed by the Winthrop Counseling Program faculty
  •  Participate in a personal interview with the counseling faculty
  •  Submit a 10-15 minute video role-play counseling session in which you demonstrate basic helping skills as well as clinical counseling abilities
  •  Background check - Submit a complete background check through the following vendor - S2VERIFY Background Check

Program Completion Requirements

  • Upon acceptance to the program, students must create a plan of study
  • You will be required to take a minimum of 12-21 hours in addition to the course work already completed during your master's degree. The required 12 hours include:
        CSDV 613 Foundations and Ethical Issues in School Counseling (Offered Online Summer/Spring)
        CSDV 615S School Counseling Program Planning, Consultation & Supervision (Offered Online Summer/Fall)
        CSDV 611 School Counseling Internship I (Offered Online Fall/Spring)
        CSDV 612 School Counseling Internship II (Offered Online Fall/Spring)
  • Passing score on the PRAXIS Subject Assessment test for School Counselor
  • Additionally, the following 3-9 credit hours will be required only if they were not previously completed during your master's degree program:
        CSDV 622 Counseling Children and Adolescents
        CSDV 608 Loss, Grief and Crisis Counseling
        CSDV 623 Advanced Counseling Interventions  


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Last Updated: 11/19/19