Counselor Education 6th-Year Program

A 41-48-credit 6th-year program for those already with a master’s degree.

The University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Counselor Education 6th-Year Certificate Program prepares school counselors to meet the needs of a diverse population at all developmental stages, with an emphasis on working with students from underrepresented populations. It is designed for individuals 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 UConn’s Counselor Education Master’s Program, but are awarded their Sixth-Year Diploma.

16 Courses


Supervised counseling practicum experience


Supervised internship

Students must pass a Comprehensive Exam in order to graduate from the University of Connecticut Counselor Education 6th-Year Certificate 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.

Academics & Curriculum

Counselor Education 6th-Year Certificate Program Courses

  • EPSY 5108 - Students with Special Needs in the Classroom Environment
  • EPSY 5195 - Workshop in Education
  • EPSY 5301 - Group Processes in Counseling
  • EPSY 5304 - School Counseling Program Development and Evaluation
  • EPSY 5306 - Principles of Career Development
  • EPSY 5307 - Professional Orientation for School Counselors
  • EPSY 5308 - Counseling Theory and Practice
  • EPSY 5314 - Appraisal Procedures in Counseling
  • EPSY 5315 - Counseling: Advanced Practice
  • EPSY 5316 - Counseling Diverse Populations
  • EPSY 5317 - Fieldwork in School Counseling (Practicum)
  • EPSY 5318 - Human Development Over the Lifespan
  • EPSY 5319 - School Counseling Internship
  • EPSY 5320 - Critical Issues in Counseling
  • EPSY 5406 - Consultation Theories and Practices
  • EPSY 5601 - Principles and Methods in Educational Research

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: December 1 at 11:59 PM ET

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