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Elevate your impact: Earn your School Counseling license through our innovative, flexible program.

Embark on an extraordinary journey towards becoming a transformative school counselor with the UW-Whitewater Educator in School Counseling Certificate program. This innovative, blended-format offering is designed for individuals who have already earned a master's degree and are seeking to obtain their School Counseling (7054) license in Wisconsin.

Immerse yourself in a dynamic curriculum that seamlessly blends online and in-person learning, equipping you with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to make a lasting impact on the lives of students. Prepare to navigate the complex landscape of modern education, armed with the expertise to guide and support students through their academic, personal, and social-emotional challenges.

Why UW-Whitewater?

  • Hands-on, clinical experience
  • Flexible schedule for busy professionals
  • Primarily asynchronous online coursework, with a few brief in-person learning experiences

Educator In School Counseling - Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Educator in School Counseling is a 25-credit program. This program can be started in the spring, summer or fall terms, and at a pace that works best for you. Full-time students can finish in as little as a year and a half.

For a comprehensive overview of the program structure and required courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.

To qualify for admission to the certificate program, you must have completed a master's degree with a 3.00 GPA, have experience working in a school or related field, and meet graduate admission criteria.

Deadlines vary by term and are subject to change without notice. Accurate and up-to-date admission deadlines can be found on the graduate admission deadlines website.

If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a contingent basis.

International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.

Additional requirements for admission to the Educator in School Counseling certificate program:

  • Upload a cover letter expressing your interest in the program.
  • Upload a resume documenting your professional experience.
  • Upload a personal statement: The brief autobiography is a personal statement that details your experiences in the field of education and/or counseling. Describe what you hope to accomplish through this certificate program. 
  • Complete a background check through ViewPoint. Instructions can be found here

All requirements can be submitted during the application process.

This program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value at $560.56 USD per credit as a resident and $1,148.55 USD per credit as a non-resident for the 2023-24 academic year. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

Financial aid

Students enrolled in a graduate certificate program only are not eligible for federal aid. 

Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out if you qualify, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try or 262-472-1130.

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Like to learn more about degree options through UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies? There are a few ways you can get the information you need. Visit our information sessions website to select a virtual information session related to the program you are interested in. You can also fill out a request for information to connect with an advisor who can discuss your goals and help guide you to the right program to pursue your dreams.

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