Advanced School Counseling Post-Masters Certificate Program

Certificate Programs

Help Your Students as a National Certified School Counselor!

In alignment with the current Maryland Blueprint initiative, the Advanced School Counseling Program (ASCP) will prepare you to acquire the National Certified School Counselor (NCSC) credential - with all courses during the Summer and Winter sessions!

Once admitted into the program, you will complete a transcript review to determine what coursework requirements you'll need to complete and create your individual Plan of Study - ensuring that you have all requirements for the NCSC. 

The ASCP program also offers National Counselor Exam (NCE) preparation - a requirement for your successful credentialing as a NCSC.

Advanced School Counseling Program Highlights

  • Complete coursework through an online classroom environment.

  • Summer and Winter Session Scheduling, allowing currently employed School Counselors to complete coursework during lower times within the school year.

  • Complete the initial 48-credit School Counseling M.Ed., become employed, then complete the additional coursework with financial support from the school system.

  • Additional advanced electives offered to expand knowledge and scope of practice as well, as prepare for the core competency areas of the National Counselor Exam.

What can I do with an advanced school counseling certificate?


Median pay for school counselors (BLS 2021)

Related Occupations

School Counselor


Career Counselor

School Administrator


As a student in the ASCP you'll be able to begin or continue a career as a school counselor, complete courses for professional development, seek additional administrative or supervisory positions, or provide consultation, as well as utilize advanced coursework to branch out beyond the school setting. You will be eligible for NCSC credentialing following completion of non-academic requirements. Additionally, students may meet the requirement of other states for Licensure or Credentialing as a School Counselor or other school-based practitioner (based on the state requirements).

What You'll Learn

Through the ASCP, you will become competent in an advanced skill set that includes the use of additional theories and interventions; treatment planning; and family, parent and child counseling. You'll receive additional education in assessment and understanding diagnosis, trauma, violence, abuse and crisis work.


Our Alumni

Job Titles

  • School Counselor


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