Counselor Education Graduate Certificate & Degree Programs

The University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Counselor Education Programs, within the Neag School of Education’s Educational Psychology Department, are designed to educate the next generation of culturally competent professional school counselors to research, design, and implement well-devised school counseling programs targeted toward K–12 school audiences and beyond.

UConn brings together some of the nation’s most innovative counseling practitioners and educators, creating four unparalleled programs from a fully-accredited, top-ranked public institution. All programs emphasize educational equity, academic access, and opportunity related to eliminating cultural and systemic barriers.

Investing in You - Providing a Breadth of Counselor Education Options to Drive Your Goals Throughout Your Career.

Counseling Master’s Degree (In-Person)

Prepares school counselors to meet the needs of a diverse population at all developmental stages and fulfills Connecticut requirements for certification as a school counselor.

LPC Certificate (Online)

Designed to gap-fill academic requirements for students currently earning, or for those holding a master’s degree in counseling and planning to apply for CT LPC certification.

Counseling 6th Year Certificate (In-Person)

Designed for students having already completed a master’s degree in a field of study not related to school counseling and are seeking to become school counselors.

Counseling Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degree (In-Person)

Preparing future educators, researchers, and counseling professionals to become researchers adept at counselor program development.

UConn’s Counselor Education graduate programs are affiliated with the
following professional organizations:

UConn’s Counselor Education programs are committed to creating a just society:

The realities of social injustices in our social, political, and economic systems require more than a passive approach to these societal problems. Program faculty endorse an activist position by promoting consciousness-raising on how inequalities and social injustices play out in our interpersonal interactions, in school environments, and in all aspects of society. We believe that personal, cultural, and institutional discrimination creates privilege for some while creating cultural and systemic barriers for others. Our curriculum focuses on how inequities shape school and community policies, the distribution of resources, and how well the social-emotional needs of children are met.

Read the full Counselor Education Diversity and Social Justice  Statement

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