Program Overview

An online certificate designated to meet the needs of students who have completed a master’s degree in counseling and now desire to become a licensed school counselor.  The certificate consists of 12 credit hours that are offered as one course in each of the summer sessions and two courses in the fall term. Successful completion of the program requirements and passing the PRAXIS II Specialty Area Test for School Counselors will enable the student to be recommended for licensure in school counseling to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.


Non-North Carolina residents who meet the admission requirements are welcome to apply.  Students are responsible for checking with their state education department for current school counseling licensure requirements.  Residents of states other than North Carolina should contact the Senior Program Manager prior to applying. The American School Counselor Association provides basic information on state certification requirements.