Micro-Credential in Online Counseling
The School of Education is pleased to announce the launch of an online program aimed at empowering professional school counselors with skills and expertise to best serve K-12 students in an online or hybrid format. Courses focus on legal and ethical issues in online counseling, online counseling skills, and collaboration and consultation with educational stakeholders through online community engagement, and the program culminates with an online counseling practicum experience.
This credential is intended to build upon the school counseling degree foundation to provide advanced skill development. Its online, self-paced coursework, offered through our Center for Professional Education, allows for reduced credit cost and flexible scheduling. The program can completed in as few as twelve weeks or up to one year!
The Micro-Credential in Online Counseling provided by Seattle Pacific University has offered curriculum focused solely on virtual counseling in today’s new landscape. In my experience, the staff and professors at Seattle Pacific University are invested and care about my success. I also appreciate that I am afforded the flexibility to pursue this credential while balancing all of my other responsibilities. I can complete these courses as quickly as I’d like or pace them out in order to fit my personal needs. I believe that the future of counseling may be in a virtual setting and this micro-credential will help to prepare me to best serve my clients.
-Amanda Rosenfeld, MCOC Participant