Counselor Education (Certificate)

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Our innovative online program prepares school teachers, administrators, staff, advisors, tutors in schools and universities, human service workers, and individuals interested in counseling work to advocate and support students, their families, clients and local communities. Our certificate program allows students to learn in a flexible environment, with flexible online classwork, without the hassle of traffic and on-campus parking. Students will meet online each week for a 90-minute interactive discussion with the professor, instructors and classmates, in order to stay connected and challenged. The certificate program alone does not prepare students to work as professional counselors. In order to work in professional counseling, additional classes, training and licensure will be required through a master’s degree program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA but may be admitted provisionally based on related graduate classes completed in the field of education, human services or training and development, and, ultimately, by earning at least a “B” (3.0) average in the first GCCE class.

  • Completed online Graduate School application and admission fee
  • Resume outlining education and work experience

Applications are considered to begin the GCCE program in Summer II (Application Deadline of May 16 by 5 pm) or Fall (Application deadline of August 15 by 5 pm). These two main points serve as a great way to begin the GCCE program with registration for either Orientation to Professional Counseling, Identity, and Ethics (Summer II) or Multicultural Lifespan Development (Fall). If there are available seats throughout the rest of the academic year, it might be possible for a few students to begin the GCCE program during Summer I or Spring semesters.

Email us at ncsu_gcce@ncsu.edu with any questions.

Plan Requirements

Required Courses13
Orientation to Professional Counseling, Identity, and Ethics
Multicultural Lifespan Development
Theories and Tech of Counseling
Multicultural Counseling
Total Hours13