Apply college counseling techniques in a supervised environment
Gain strategies for working with a wide range of students
Recognize the role of parents in the college admission process
Learn how to help students find financial aid and scholarships
Use counseling techniques to identify student interests
About this course:
Students complete 65 hours of supervised fieldwork in either an in-person or online counseling venue and earn 50 hours of academic credit. Fieldwork must consist of individual counseling or meeting with students in group settings. For those who may have difficulty making arrangements to complete 65 hours of student counseling, they may complete 35 hours of student counseling, as well as a pre-approved research project submitted to the instructor at the completion of the class. Students must be enrolled and participate in the online portion of the course in which practicum experiences are shared with colleagues and reviewed by the instructor.
Completion of the four (4) required courses:
EDUC X 414.83: Introduction to Counseling for College Admission
EDUC X 414.89: Financial Aid Fundamentals
EDUC X 414.90: Testing/Career Assessment
EDUC x 414.84: Inclusive College Counseling
Completion of two (2) electives of your choice
Formal enrollment in the College Counseling Certificate, which includes a completed and accepted application and payment of a $110 application fee
Submitted Practicum Proposal form and approval from the Practicum instructor, as outlined below
Prior to enrollment in this course, students must submit a written Practicum Proposal of their intended fieldwork. Only after the Practicum Proposal is approved will the student be granted permission to enroll.
The proposal must include the practicum setting and supervisor's information, describe the counseling activities the student expects to be involved in during the practicum course (fieldwork), and the estimated date of completion of those activities (typically, this date is the last date of the online practicum course).
Further instructions for submitting the proposal can be found in the Practicum Proposal Form (see below).