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

Program Handbook

The Program Handbook assists enrolled students in navigating their way from the first day in the counseling education program to the day they graduate and gain school counselor certification.

Download the Program Handbook

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: December 1 at 11:59 PM ET

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