This 12-credit hour certification program gives you the extra knowledge and training to put your M.A. in School Counseling into practice.
Certificate – Rank 1 School Counseling Overview
Campbellsville University’s online school counseling certificate helps you develop the skills and tools that education administrators are seeking in new school leaders. The program’s Rank I instruction goes beyond traditional graduate programs and focuses more on advanced learning. It additionally allows those who have a 48-credit-hour master’s degree and a provisional certification in school counseling to earn a standard certification and Rank I. The fully online certification is also rooted in Christian values and was created by the same doctorate-holding faculty members who teach our master’s in school guidance counseling program.
While completing the certificate’s coursework, you will examine areas that are fundamental for school counseling, including education law and ethics. You’ll study school counselor accountability, crisis prevention and intervention practices. In addition, you will learn theories, methods and techniques related to counseling and psychotherapy with children and adolescents.
After graduating, you will be able to pursue a career in as a school counselor to help develop students’ social and academic skills so that they can succeed in school. You will consult with the parents or guardians of students, school staff and the community to ensure there is a conducive environment to help students achieve academic success. Additionally, you may help students discover their career path and point them in the right direction so they can reach their goals.
Our online school counseling certificate does not require a teaching certification. It is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The fully online program offers you the flexibility and convenience of being able to complete coursework when it best fits your schedule.
Our online school counseling certificate consists of four courses totaling 12 credit hours and can be completed in as little as one year.
- SGC 700: School Counselor Accountability
- SGC/MFT 581: Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling
- SGC/MFT 624: The Child and Adolescent
- SGC 730: School Crisis Prevention and Intervention
In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online school counseling certificate, prospective students must submit or complete the following:
- Complete the online application
- CAP 5
- Master’s degree
- Copy of valid teaching certificate
- All official transcripts confirming a cumulative 3.0 GPA
- One-page rationale essay
- Three disposition assessments from yourself, a supervisor and a colleague
- State criminal background check
- Signed copy of the American School Counselor Ethical Standards for School Counselors Commitment
- Signed copy of the Kentucky Code of Ethics
- Character and Fitness
- Diversity Survey
- Signed copy of statement of acknowledgement/commitment
- Signed copy of curriculum contract/guide sheet
Costs & Financial Aid
The online school counseling certificate costs $399 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.
There are several academic, performance and diversity scholarships available for school counseling students.
Students can transfer a maximum of nine credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university.
Campbellsville University is a military-friendly school and a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon program. Students who are currently serving at home or abroad or are veterans can further their education in a conducive online environment.
Careers in School Counseling
After graduating from Campbellsville’s online school counseling certificate program, you can pursue a career as a school counselor. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), school counselors made a median annual salary of $55,410 as of May 2017, and employment is expected to increase 13 percent through 2026. In addition, the BLS states that school counselors in elementary and secondary schools earned more than those employed at colleges and universities.
Why CU Online?
Focused on Your Growth
Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.
Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.
Affordable and Convenient
Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format so you can study whenever and wherever you want.
Campbellsville University is traditionally fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Benefits of Learning Online
Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Yes, you can transfer up to 72 credits for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. You can view more information on transferring credits on the transfer credits page.
Yes. You will have to complete the FAFSA form, and we will then determine your eligibility for any financial aid. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about your options, which include scholarships and grants.
You can apply to our online degree programs through the online application form. Remember to submit official copies of your high school and/or college transcripts, along with any other required documentation that is specific to your degree program. You can visit the admissions process page to learn more about what to expect throughout the process.