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Postsecondary Planning Specialist Certificate Program for School Counselors (PPS)


Extended Programs and Educational Outreach, in partnership with the Department of Leadership and Counseling, offers the Postsecondary Planning Specialist Certificate allowing school counselors to become postsecondary planning specialists. The fully online program is designed for individuals who already have, or are working toward, a master’s in school counseling and who wish to gain additional expertise in helping students plan for postsecondary education and career opportunities.

The Postsecondary Planning Specialist certificate program is a 13 credit hour program that may be taken during or after completion of a master’s degree in school counseling. Although emphasis is placed upon college as a postsecondary option with special attention to the Michigan College Access Network, the certificate also addresses the role of school counselors in helping students seek postsecondary training via community colleges, career colleges, trade schools, apprenticeships and the military.

Accreditation
The EMU College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Michigan Department of Education for the preparation of educational personnel.

Admission


Regular Admission

To be considered for regular admission, candidates must provide evidence of the following criteria.

  1. Applicants must have graduated from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a master’s degree in school counseling.

  2. Applicants must show evidence of academic aptitude for continued graduate-level study as evidenced by a graduate grade-point average of at least a 3.3 on their previously completed master’s degree program in school counseling.

  3. International students must meet one or more of the following additional criteria: (A) A score of 550 (total) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a score of 230 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE), and a rating of 4.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE). Additional coursework in composition may be required. (B) A score of 80 on the Michigan English Language Ability Battery (MELAB) and a rating of at least 3.0 on the “Oral Interview” portion of the MELAB. Additional course work in composition may be required. These tests must have been taken within the past five years.

  4. Statement of Intent: A one-page statement focusing on the applicant’s motivation and rationale for seeking admission to the program as well as his or her background and goals related to professional studies.

  5. Resume: A focused one-page summary of relevant educational, career and/or life experiences.

Conditional Admission

To be considered for conditional admission, candidates must provide evidence of the following criteria.

  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in school counseling at a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

  2. Applicants must show evidence of academic aptitude for continued graduate-level study as evidenced by a graduate grade-point average of at least 3.5 in their current master’s degree program in school counseling.

  3. International students must meet one or more of the following additional criteria: (A) A score of 550 total on the Test of English as foreign Language (TOEFL) a score of 230 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and a rating of 4.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE). Additional Coursework in composition may be required. (B) A score of 80 on the Michigan English Language Ability Battery (MELAB) and a rating of at least 3.0 on the “Oral Interview” portion of the MELAB. Additional course work in composition may be required. These tests must have been taken within the past five years.

  4. Statement of Intent: A one-page statement focusing on the applicant’s motivation and rationale for seeking admission to the program as well as his or her background and goals related to professional studies.

  5. Resume: A focused, one-page summary of program relevant educational, career and or life experiences.

Advisor Information:


Suzanne Dugger, Ph.D.
Professor

304 Porter
734.487.0255
sdugger@emich.edu

Course Work


Students in the Postsecondary Planning Specialist Certificate Program for School Counselors take all course work below. Please note that there are prerequisites that must be met prior to enrolling in some of these required courses.

Required Courses: 12 Hours


Certificate Total: 12 Hours