Post-Graduate Certificate in School Counseling

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. Earn your certificate from a program that exceeds rigorous CACREP accreditation standards.


Program Co-Directors: 

Dr. Beth Costner

Dr. Patricia Arter

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    Requirements for program completion 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 

      Post-Graduate Certificate in School Counseling: No deadline, rolling admission

      This program is for candidates who hold a master's degree in Community, Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Related Fields and wish to pursue certification as a school counselor.

      Upon completion of the program, students will be recommended for a school counseling license in both South Carolina and North Carolina.

      Application requirements include:

      • The online Graduate Studies 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

      • Submit transcript for review by the Winthrop Counseling Program faculty 

      • Participate in an 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




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