There are many seminary School Counseling Certificate programs, which are graduate certificates focusing on the field of school counseling. They’re designed as an add-on certification for those who wish to serve as a school counselor and already have attained a bachelor’s degree but do not wish to complete an entire Master’s degree in Counseling. Ministers or educators who already hold a master’s degree in a related field, such as Education, may also pursue this certificate to provide better school counseling role in a public or private institution.
A Certificate in School Counseling from a seminary that meets licensure criteria is often very similar to those provided by state-run colleges due to course requirements for state Department of Education licensing agencies in the various states. Of course, most Certificates in School Counseling issued by Christian seminaries will integrate elements of pastoral care and spiritual formation into the curriculum and will combine the prevailing secular psychological and counseling theories with a biblical worldview toward emotional, personal, and psycho-sexual issues confronting contemporary students in public and private school institutions.
Students who wish to provide Christian counseling services in a particular school setting should make sure that a seminary’s certificate program meets any applicable criteria.
Seminaries with Certificates in School Counseling
- Denver Seminary (Certificate in School Counseling)
See more accredited Christian certificate and degree programs:
- Master of Arts in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care
- Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Master of Arts in Counseling
- Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry
- Youth Ministry Certificate
There are still many other accredited Christian degrees.