School Counseling, Post-Master's

12 Credit Hours
Admits: Summer
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Level up your counseling career with the UNC Charlotte Post-Master's Certificate in School Counseling, a dynamic 12-credit-hour online program tailored for professionals aiming to transition into school counseling roles. This distinguished certificate program is the perfect bridge for individuals holding master's degrees in counseling specialties such as clinical mental health, couples, and family counseling, seeking to enrich their expertise and embark on a career as licensed school counselors.

Who Is This Program For?

  • Aspiring Licensed School Counselors: If you're looking to pivot to a school counseling career and hold a master's degree in a related counseling field, this program is your stepping stone.
  • Out-of-State Applicants: Non-North Carolina residents are encouraged to apply. It's crucial, however, to verify licensure requirements with your state's education department, ensuring alignment with your career goals.

Benefits of Choosing Our Online School Counseling Certificate

  • Flexible Learning for Working Professionals: Our program is 100% online, designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Continue your education without pausing your career.
  • Comprehensive Skill Development: Gain expertise in key areas of school counseling, including:
    • Advocacy and Leadership in School Settings
    • Consultation Techniques for School Counselors
    • Advanced Internship Opportunities in School Counseling
    • In-depth Understanding of the School Counseling Profession

Why UNC Charlotte?

Choosing the UNC Charlotte Post-Master's Certificate in School Counseling means selecting a program that supports your ambition to make a significant impact in educational settings. With a curriculum aligned with the American School Counselor Association's standards and designed for immediate real-world application, you're not just earning a certificate; you're preparing to transform lives.

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Elena Artsiukhevich

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Application Deadline: 

  • February 1 (summer first half)

Admissions extended for Summer 2024 until May 1 or spots have filled.

Admissions & Requirements

  • Complete the Graduate School Admission Application.
  • A master’s degree in Counseling from an accredited program.
    • Must include coursework in:
      • Lifespan/Human Growth and Development
      • Counseling Theories
      • Counseling Techniques/Skills
      • Group Counseling 
      • Multicultural Counseling 
      • Career Counseling/Development
      • Research Methods
      • Assessment and Evaluation Methods/Appraisal 
      • Practicum and Internship in Counseling
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all academic coursework beyond high school.
  • A statement of purpose that explains the applicant’s career goals.
  • A current resume reflecting work and volunteer experience.
  • Three recommendations. Applicants will provide reference contact names and email addresses through the application portal.

School Counseling courses are delivered 100% online.  A new course sequence begins each Summer.  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. This program culminates in a 300-hour supervised school counseling internship, in addition to participation in weekly internship supervision seminars for students to demonstrate advanced level skills.

Course listing:

  • CSLG 7141: The Professional School Counselor (3)
  • CSLG 7140: Consultation in School Counseling (3)
  • CSLG 7646: Administration and Leadership of School Counseling Services (3)
  • CSLG 7436: Advanced Internship in Counseling (3)

*Rates are subject to change* 


  • $288.82 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour


  • $1,098.21 per credit hour

Find more information regarding tuition and fees here ».