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Counselor Education: Certificates of Graduate Study and Minors

As part of the Counselor Education program, you will discover a richness of dialogue and experience that will build upon your multicultural and culture-specific awareness, while developing knowledge and skills relevant to your chosen field.

 

Certificate of Graduate Study in Counselor Education (Career Development Facilitator)

In today's job market, it can be difficult to stand out as a candidate for any position. More than ever, career development facilitators are an incredibly valuable resource. The certificate requires a bachelor’s degree or higher and 18 hours of course work in counselor education.

For more information, contact Dr. Kathy Evans at kevans@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-1937, or visit the academic bulletin. We invite you to read the gainful employment information for this program, as well as our general gainful employment information. Visit the Bursar’s Office webpage for information on tuition rates and fees.

 

Certificate of Graduate Study in Play Therapy

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Play Therapy is open to anyone holding at least a master’s degree in counseling, social work, or psychology. If you are already enrolled in either of the Ed.S. or Ph.D. Counselor Education degree programs, or if you have already completed a master’s degree or higher in psychology or social work, you are eligible to apply. This program meets the post-master’s graduate education requirements of the Association for Play Therapy.

Current Counselor Education Ed.S. students may transfer related credits into the certificate program with the guidance of their advisors. No more than 9 credit hours from the Ed.S. in Counselor Education may be applied to the Play Therapy Certificate. 

For more information, contact Dr. Kathy Evans at kevans@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-1937, or visit the academic bulletin. We invite you to read the gainful employment information for this program, and our general gainful employment information. Visit the Bursar’s Office webpage for information on tuition rates and fees.

 

Minor in Counselor Education

A minor in Counselor Education allows you to gain an understanding of the basics of counseling while customizing the rest of your experience to suit your interests. In some cases, you can even complete a practicum as part of your minor.

You might work alongside practitioners in a surprising range of fields, including psychology, social work, criminal justice, nursing, teaching, special education, including speech pathology, and audiology. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.