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Graduate Certificate in Counselor Education

What will I study?

In today's job market, it can be difficult to stand out as a candidate for any position. More than ever, career development facilitators are an incredibly valuable resource. The certificate requires a bachelor’s degree or higher and 18 hours of course work in counselor education.


Required Courses

  • EDCE 502 - Guidance Techniques for Classroom Teachers
  • EDCE 600 - Communications Skills in Counseling
  • EDCE 700 - Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • EDCE 706 - Assessment in Counseling
  • EDCE 707 - Career Development
  • EDCE 717 - Career Practicum


What kinds of work will I be able to do?

The Career Development Facilitator Certificate prepares you to apply for the Global Career Development Facilitator designation through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Completing the designation prepares you to work in a variety of settings including workforce development, human resources, career centers on college campuses or K-12 settings. 

The National Career Development Association lists potential job opportunities as including career group facilitator, job search trainer, career resource center coordinator, career coach, career development case manager, intake interviewer, occupational and labor market information resource person, human resource career development coordinator, employment/placement specialist, or workforce development staff person.


Where can I find information on gainful employment, tuition rates or fees for this program?

For more information, contact Moody Crews at or 803-777-0390, or visit the academic bulletin. We invite you to read the gainful employment information for this program, as well as our general gainful employment information. Visit the Bursar’s Office webpage for information on tuition rates and fees.

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