Endorsement in School Counseling Graduate Certification Program (Type 73)

The purpose of the certificate program is to provide a Type 73 Endorsement in School Counseling for students who already posses a master’s degree in counseling or closely related field.  The program emphasizes the developmental school counseling model, strong clinical training, and applied field practice as a school counselor in an elementary and high school setting.  Applicants must have passed the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) within 10 years of applying.  In addition, they must have a valid Illinois Teaching Certificate or the must take the course ED 5820 within the first year.

Master Level Prerequisites (36 hours of prerequisites required)

Program prerequisites include the following courses or courses judged by the program coordinator as having similar content:

COUN 5600 Introduction to School Counseling 3
COUN 5640 Counseling Theories and Ethics 3
COUN 5650 Microcounseling 3
COUN 5660 Advance Lifespan Development and Counseling Application 3
COUN 5670 Group Counseling 3
COUN 5710 Multicultural Issues in Counseling 3
COUN 5720 Lifestyle and Career Development 3
COUN 5730 Techniques of Assessment and Diagnosis 3
COUN 5790 Pre-practicum Counseling Lab 3
COUN 5840 Advanced Psychopathology and Treatment Planning 3
COUN 5950 Practicum (100 hrs field placement) 3
(Elective) 3
Total prerequisites required 36

Course Requirements (21 credit hours)

COUN 5740 Treatment Interventions for Urban Youth and Families  3
COUN 5780 Advance School Counseling Counseling Applications 3
COUN 5800 Research, Statistics and Program Evaluation 3
* COUN 5990 Internship in School Counseling (600 hours in Field Placement) 6
Total course requirement 21

Other Requirements

  • Proof of passing the Illinois Type 73 Certification Content Area for School Counselors prior to enrollment in PSYC 5990 Internship In School Counseling
  • The certificate must be completed in three years.

Additional Resources CSU Teachers Certification

Admissions Deadline: Admissions are twice yearly.
Deadline: March 1 (Fall); October 15 (Spring)