Feb 05, 2023
60 Credit Hours
Applying for Certification
After successfully completing the program and passing the Florida Department of Education Guidance and Counseling PK 12 certification exam, you will apply for a temporary certificate.
Florida Education Majors or Minors Who Have Not Completed a State-Approved Program
You will begin the process by applying for a Temporary Certificate, so that you may begin teaching full-time while you complete your remaining certification requirements. Your Statement of Status of Eligibility will provide you with specific and official information about your remaining requirements for the Professional Certificate.
Program Learning Outcomes
“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.
Through coursework and clinical training, students majoring in School Counseling will:
- Exhibit proficiency in counseling skills unique to forming and utilizing professional relationships in school and community settings.
- Perform competently in the foundational knowledge base, outlined by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Program (CACREP), as well as the specific subject matter (2016 CACREP Standards 5.G) required for delivery of ethical, professional care in a counseling specialization. The knowledge base required by CACREP include the following core area:
- professional counseling orientation and ethical practice,
- social and cultural diversity,
- human growth and development,
- career development,
- counseling and helping relationships,
- group counseling and group work,
- assessment and testing, and
- research and program evaluation (2016 CACREP Standards 2.F.1-8).
- Demonstrate ability to integrate theologically informed and spiritually sensitive interventions in counseling practice when appropriate and desired by clients.
- Effectively apply counseling knowledge, skills and dispositions in professional practice.
To meet the CACREP accreditation requirement, ALL students will participate in a mandatory online orientation prior to the start of their semester.
Core Counseling Courses (36 Credit Hours)
Specialization Courses (21 Credit Hours)
Elective Approved by Advisor (3 Credit Hours)
Three additional credit hours are required to complete the program of study.
Students need to discuss with their advisors whether they should also pursue one of the optional concentrations offered by the CE Program, designed to complement their counseling degree and to enhance student knowledge and skills in a specific area. These concentrations are:
Crisis and Trauma Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy Studies
Additional Courses That May Be Considered as Electives
Any of the courses listed as part of the concentrations above may be considered as an elective. In addition to those, the following Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization courses may also be considered:
*Electives Must Be Approved By Your Advisor*
Meet with your Advisor at least once every Fall and Spring semester. This will allow the opportunity to plan a degree sequence specific to your academic and professional goals.