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Post Graduate School Counselor License - Non-Degree Program

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Post Graduate School Counselor License (18 credits)

The Post-Graduate School Counselor License program is another unique program offered by University of Detroit Mercy’s Counseling program. The program is specifically designed for individuals who possess a master's degree in counseling (community/clinical mental health, mental health, addictions, marriage and family or college counseling from a CACREP accredited institution) who wish to become certified as a school counselor. The 18-credit-hour curriculum consists of an intensive focus on the role of the counselor in the K-12 school and the broader context of K-12 education. In addition to traditional coursework in school counseling, a 300-hour internship completed in a K-12 setting is required. Individuals completing this program are eligible for the School Counselor License authorized by the Michigan Department of Education.

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    Admission Requirements

    The requirements for admission to the non-degree granting Post-MA School Counselor Certificate program includes the following: an M.A. in counseling from an equivalent graduate Counseling program (granted within the past 15 years); a one to two page 'Letter of Intent' that outlines the applicant's personal career goals; one letter of recommendation written by an employer or former counseling faculty member; and, an interview with the program director. Any gaps in the initial counseling curriculum may require additional coursework.

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    Curriculum

    (Applicants must possess an MA in Counseling from a CACREP-accredited counseling program)
    • CNS 5410 School Counseling: Principles and Practices (3 credits)
    • CNS 5450 School Counseling: Strategies and Interventions (3 credits)
    • CNS 5470 School Counseling: Mental Health and Consultation in Schools (3 credits)
    • CNS 5480 The School Counselor and Special Education (3 credits)
    • CNS 6040 Internship in Counseling (3 credits)
    • EDU 5130 Principles Learning, Development & Adjustment (3 credits) OR EDU 5160 Elementary Curriculum Construction (3 credits) OR EDU 5170 Secondary Curriculum Construction (3 credits) OR EDU 6310 School and Classroom Management (3 credits)

    Total: 18

Program Contact Information

Program Director: Jocelyn Bennett-Garraway, Ph.D., LPC
Reno Hall, Room 246
McNichols Campus

Email: begarrjm@udmercy.edu
Telephone: 313-993-1227
Fax: 313-578-0507

Program Website

Department Chair: Nancy G. Calleja, Ph.D., LPC

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