Graduate Certificate in Counseling with a K-12 Emphasis

The requirements of the Certificate in Counseling with a K-12 emphasis would be flexible in order to meet the specific needs of students seeking to meet jurisdiction requirements for credentialing or licensing as a K-12 school counselor in the state of North Dakota; therefore, there will be a Track A and a Track B leading to this certificate.

Track A caters to students who already have a Master’s degree in either mental health or community agency counseling. Given that UND school counseling faculty will need to verify that certificate students have met the necessary professional competencies, Track A certificate students will be required to take three school counseling content and/or practice-based courses along with a professional ethics course (22 credits) here at UND.

Track B caters to students who already have a Master’s degree in Education. Track B certificate students will be required to take 11 school counseling content and/or practice-based courses along with a professional ethics course (43 credits) here at UND.

If the applicant does not have a North Dakota state teaching license (regardless of the field in which they earned their Master’s Degree), they must complete coursework in three content areas, as follows: (a) educational psychology; (b) classroom management; and (c) instruction methods. Within the Counseling Master’s Program with a K12 emphasis, we prefer if students take these three courses prior to enrolling in the program; however, we will allow these pre-requisites to be completed within the first academic year of the student’s program of study.

Please see listing of courses below.

TRACK A – For Students with a Master’s degree in mental health or community agency counseling:

Required Courses (22 credits):

COUN 501Ethics: Counseling and Counseling Psychology3
COUN 522School Counseling and Program Management3
COUN 581School Counseling Practicum4
COUN 589School Counseling Internship12

TRACK B – For Students with a Master’s degree in Education:

Required Courses (43 credits):

COUN 501Ethics: Counseling and Counseling Psychology3
COUN 510Counseling Methods (*)3
COUN 515Methods of Research (*)3
COUN 517Psychological Testing3
COUN 518Group Theory and Process (*)3
COUN 519Career Counseling3
COUN 522School Counseling and Program Management3
COUN 530Theories of Counseling, Personality and Development3
COUN 532Multicultural Counseling3
COUN 581School Counseling Practicum4
COUN 589School Counseling Internship12
*Course completed during two mandatory 4-day visits held during the summer on the UND campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
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Fax: 701.777.2696

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264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382