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Contemporary Theory in School-Based Services
Graduate Certificate in Counseling

Are you interested in creating safe and supportive learning environments for children and young adults? Our graduate certificate in contemporary theory in school-based services can be your first step toward meeting your goals as a school counselor. This program is designed to help you advance in your knowledge of school-based services.

This graduate certificate is not designed to meet licensure requirements for the counseling professions.

Work toward your next degree

Coursework completed in this program may be applied toward an MS in School Counseling at Capella.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in academic theory and applied practice from experienced faculty members who are actively engaged in their professions.

Engage in blended, flexible learning

Access our engaging, online learning environment anytime, anywhere, with any device, and set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.

Classes start December 5

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • 100% Online
  • 5 Core courses

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

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