About the 6th Year Certificate
The Sixth-Year Program is designed for students who have already completed a master’s degree in a field of study not related to school counseling. These students complete the same sequence of courses and performance criteria as in the Counselor Education Master’s Program, but are awarded the Sixth-Year Diploma.
Requirements of the 6th Year Certificate
Required Courses: Students in the Sixth-Year program must complete all of the following courses with a grade of “B” or better: EPSY 5108, 5195, 5301, 5304, 5306, 5307, 5308, 5314, 5315, 5316, 5317, 5318, 5319, 5320, 5406, 5601.
Practicum: Students complete supervised counseling practicum experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours over a full academic term that is a minimum of 10 weeks.
Internship: School counseling students complete a supervised internship. As of December 1, 2017, the Connecticut State Department of Education will accept a minimum of 700 clock hours of internship over 10 school months to fulfill this requirement.
Final Examination: Students must pass a Comprehensive Exam in order to graduate from the University of Connecticut Counselor Education Program. The National Counselor Exam (NCE) is optional, and required only if students want to become a Nationally Certified Counselor and/or a Nationally Certified School Counselor.