Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in School Counseling provides opportunities for practicing school counselors to gain knowledge and skills pertinent to the needs of today’s P-12 school students. The CAS is designed to prepare practicing school counselors for current issues and trends in the profession. The CAS courses may be used as hours towards re-certification while providing focused professional development.

The CAS is a course of study that offers the opportunity to obtain an additional 18 credits. These courses are post-Master’s and cannot be taken concurrently with your regular degree courses. The post-Master’s CAS in School Counseling requires the successful completion of the following six (6) core courses (18 credits) with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Courses are available in a traditional face-to-face format or an online format.

Please note that the Wilmington University Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling is not a State of Delaware license or certificate.

Certificate Requirements

The following courses (18 total credits) are offered in the CAS in School Counseling:

MEC 6600 Introduction to Drug/Alcohol Counseling

MEC 6607 Ethical Issues in School Counseling

MEC 6608 Multicultural Counseling

MEC 6901 Classification of Psychopathology

MEC 7503 Special Education Law and the School Counselor's Role

MEC 7806 Research Methods, Statistics, and Accountability in School Counseling

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2023 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.