Elementary &  Secondary School Counseling


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 42/48 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. Courses are available in a traditional face-to-face format or an online format.

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.

Admissions Requirements

  1. A completed Wilmington University application
  2. Official transcripts with degree conferral date for a master's degree in school counseling or closely related field
  3. Current résumé 
  4. Interview with Program Chair or designee
  5. 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

Certificate Components

The following courses (18 total credits) are offered in the CAS in School Counseling:

MEC 6600 Available Online  Introduction to Drug/Alcohol Counseling 

MEC 6607 Available Online  Ethical Issues in School Counseling

MEC 6608 Available Online  Multicultural Counseling 

MEC 6901  Classifications of Psychopathology 

MEC 7503 Available Online  Special Education Law and the School Counselor's Role 

MEC 7806  Research Methods, Statistics and Accountability in School Counseling 

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.