Improve the success and wellbeing of all students. As a certified educator working in PK/K-12 schools, the Eastern Kentucky University Standard Guidance Certificate guides you through implementing a comprehensive counseling program and various interventions to target academic, career and social/emotional needs or skills.


Standard Certificate
School Counseling

Admission Requirements

  • A completed degree in school counseling
  • A minimum of two years of successful employment as a full-time, provisionally-certified school counselor OR one year of full-time employment as a provisionally-certified school counselor with a valid Kentucky Professional Teaching Certificate and a minimum of one year, full-time classroom teaching experience

Program of Study

Students pursuing the Standard Certificate in School Counseling must complete 6 credits of coursework decided and agreed upon with their advisor from a list of available elective courses in counseling.


The projected growth for positions in school counseling is an increase of 12% across the nation and 11% in the state of Kentucky within the next 8 to 10 years.

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

Graduates are hired in PK/K-12 schools and frequently obtain employment by/through their internship sites, if not elsewhere shortly thereafter.

Ready to Apply?

Visit the EKU Graduate School website to get started.


Counselor Education Program