Graduate Certificate in School Counseling
Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in School Counseling program is designed for students with master’s degrees in counseling, student affairs, psychology, human development, education, special education, social work, or another mental health field and leads to state licensure in K-12 school counseling.  Students learn about the roles, functions, settings, and professional identities of school counselors and about the current models of school counseling programs.  Graduates know how to design, implement, manage, and evaluate programs to enhance the academic, career, and personal/social development of students, as well as the theories and processes of effective counseling and wellness programs.  They are able to provide individual and group counseling and classroom guidance while also building effective working teams of school staff, parents, and community members to promote the development of students.


  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • A master's degree in Education from an accredited institution
  • Essay
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for the last 30 semester credits
  • Two recommendations

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission