PK-12 School Counseling Certificate

PK-12 School Counseling Certificate

Director of Institutional Graduate Recruitment
  Candy Ryan |

College of Education
Greenly Center 210
Phone: 570-389-4865
Fax: 570-389-5060

Bloomsburg University's PK-12 School Counseling Certificate provides a balance of academic and theoretical learning with a strong focus on practical application of knowledge, skills, and dispositions. The core faculty are a blend of current professionals in school counseling and other seasoned university professors who provide optimal learning opportunities. Our program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and program completers are eligible to earn a Pennsylvania PK-12 School Counseling Certification.

Aside from a school setting, having a degree in School Counseling opens the door to many exciting and diverse opportunities. Possible careers include:

  • Mental Health/ Non-Profit Agencies
  • Social Service Agencies
  • College Counseling
  • Health and Wellness
  • Career Counseling

Program Admission

  • Complete a graduate school application
  • Submit an official undergraduate transcript (3.0 undergraduate GPA)
  • Submit a Statement of Goals that explains the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a graduate career as a school counselor
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s academic suitability and professional demeanor
  • Complete an interview with the program coordinator to discuss professional goals, evaluate academic records and clarify program requirements (after acceptance into program)

Academic Requirements


Required Courses

Course Sequence

Program Faculty


To earn the PK-12 School Counseling Certificate, candidates must complete 9 core credits and the 30 credits track specific. Candidates interested in the M.Ed. in Education Leadership, PK-12 School Counseling track should visit


Graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students who do not take classes in either the Fall and/or Spring semester(s) will be considered inactive in MyHusky. They are required to contact Mrs. Candy Ryan, Director of Institutional Graduate Recruitment or their Academic Advisor to be reactivated. Students have six calendar years to complete their chosen degree or certification program.

Transfer Credits

Upon acceptance, students desiring to transfer credits may make this request upon application to their chosen program. Upon approval, degree students may transfer up to a maximum of nine semester hours or parallel courses (determined by BU) from accredited institutions. These courses will be applied towards completing the degree requirements of the program. However, no courses will be transferred in which a grade less than a B was earned. Pass/fail grades are not acceptable.