Minimum Course Requirements

A program of study will be designed based on an individual review of each applicant’s graduate transcript(s) and selected program option. A minimum of 12 credit hours is required. The completion of this program, in addition to passing the PRAXIS II Specialty Area Test for School Counselors, will qualify students to become licensed school counselors.

NOTE: This program is available on line through the Office of Distance Education. It is for students from a CACREP accredited counseling program only.

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Certificate Requirements and Sequence of Courses:

  • CSLG 7141  The Professional School Counselor (Required first course).
  • CSLG 7646  Advocacy and Leadership in Professional School Counseling.
  • CSLG 7436  Advanced Internship [300 hours or more dependent on applicant’s clinical experience]*
  • CSLG 7140 Consultation in School Counseling
  • Any additional School-focused elective(s) or coursework as needed.

*Recommended to be taken with CSLG7646: Advocacy and Leadership in Professional School Counseling.

Counselors who graduated from a 60 credit CACREP accredited program will complete a program of study consisting of the courses listed above. Eligible for M-level Licensure.

PLEASE NOTE: Upon completing all required course work, certificate students need to:

  • Send PRAXIS II scores to UNC Charlotte and NCDPI
  • Make application for Licensure in the TEAL Office
  • Apply for the Graduate Certificate from the Graduate School