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Counselor Education


Counselor Education Office 
1160 McDermott Dr., Suite 102
West Chester, PA 19380–4022
Call: (610) 436-2559
Fax: (610) 425-7432


Certification in Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs


The program of study (18 semester hours) is designed to provide individual's who posses a master's degree in counseling or a related field the opportunity to add a speciality requirement in working with college students in counseling and student affairs settings. The goal is for students to gain an understanding of college counseling and student affairs, as well as increase opportunities for marketability and employment in the higher education field. Students enrolled in the program will learn the history and trends in the field, develop the skills necessary to work with this population, and learn to facilitate student success in college and universities.

The required courses include

  • EDC 530 Introduction to Student Affairs
  • EDC 531 Theories of American College Student Development
  • EDC 532 Leadership and Management in Student Affairs
  • EDC 600 Counseling Internship in Higher Education
  • EDC Elective (6 credits)

If you would like to learn more about this new certificate program, we'd welcome your questions! Please contact the Department of Counselor Education Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Eric Owens, at 610.436.2559 or via email at