Elementary & Secondary School Counseling
CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDY
About This Program
The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in School Counseling provides opportunities for practicing school counselors to gain knowledge and skills pertinent to the needs of today’s students. The CAS is designed to prepare present school counselors for current issues and trends in the profession. The CAS courses can also be used as hours towards recertification while providing focused professional development. The CAS is a post-Master’s course of study and offers the opportunity to obtain an additional 18 credits (above the 39/45 required for the MEC degree). The post-Master’s CAS in School Counseling requires the successful completion of the following six (6) core courses (18 credits) with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
Please note that the Wilmington University Certificate of Advanced Study in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling is not a State of Delaware license or certificate.
- A completed Wilmington University application
- Official transcripts with degree conferral date for a master's degree in school counseling or closely related field
- Current résumé
- Interview with program chair or designee
- Students will have the option to petition for review of up to six (6) credits of previous Wilmington University graduate work as it applies to the program
The following courses (18 total credits) are offered in the CAS in School Counseling:
MEC 6600 Introduction to Drug/Alcohol Counseling
MEC 6607 Ethical Issues in School Counseling
MEC 6608 Multicultural Counseling
MEC 6901 Classifications of Psychopathology
MEC 7806 Research Methods, Statistics and Accountability in School Counseling
MEC 7503 Special Education Law and the School Counselor's Role
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.