Counselor Education, Certificate (Career Development Facilitator)

The CDF certificate is open to individuals who hold a baccalaureate or higher degree. The program requires 18 hours of course work in counselor education. Students interested in subsequent enrollment in the Ed.S. in Counselor Education should note that all certificate and program hours must be completed within six years to earn the Ed.S. degree. Applicants for the CDF certificate program must meet Graduate School admission requirements for the University of South Carolina.

Once admitted to the CDF certificate program, students must complete 18 credit hours in prescribed courses to meet the requirements for the certificate. In addition, students must maintain a B average in all courses with no more than six hours of C credit.

Certificate Requirements (18 Hours)

Required Courses

Course Title Credits
EDCE 502Guidance Techniques for Classroom Teachers3
EDCE 600Communication Skills in Counseling3
EDCE 700Cross-Cultural Counseling3
EDCE 706Assessment in Counseling3
EDCE 707Career Development3
EDCE 717Career Practicum3
Total Credit Hours18