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Approved Advanced Programs

School Counselor

The School Counselor License is a full credential for individuals serving in school counselor assignments. School counselors provide the following services: academic and career development, social/emotional development, advocacy, and leadership.

School Counselors with the School Counselor endorsement (NT) on a Michigan Teaching Certificate also hold a full credential and are eligible to be assigned to serve in the dual capacity of a teacher of record and school counselor.

The Preliminary School Counselor Credential is valid for 3 years and is non-renewable. This credential is an interim certification for applicants enrolled in an in-state preparation program leading to a school counselor credential.

Learn more about school counselor credentials

Andrews University

Dr. Bradly Hinman

Dr. Nadine Isaac-Dennis

Approved Program Types

  • Preliminary School Counselor Certificate
  • School Counselor License
Andrews University Website

Central Michigan University

Dr. Ellen Armbruster

Approved Program Types

  • School Counselor Endorsement (NT)
  • Preliminary School Counselor Certificate
  • School Counselor License
Central Michigan University Website

Eastern Michigan University

Dr. Patrice Bounds

Approved Program Types

  • School Counselor Endorsement (NT)
  • Preliminary School Counselor Certificate
  • School Counselor License
Eastern Michigan University Website

Grand Valley State University

Dr. Judy Williams

Approved Program Types

  • School Counselor Endorsement (NT)
  • Preliminary School Counselor Certificate
  • School Counselor License
Grand Valley State University

Oakland University

Dr. Mary Rose Day

Approved Program Types

  • School Counselor Endorsement (NT)
  • Preliminary School Counselor Certificate
  • School Counselor License
Oakland University Website

Spring Arbor University

Jo Kelly

Laura Kellicut

Approved Program Types

  • School Counselor Endorsement (NT)
  • Preliminary School Counselor Certificate
  • School Counselor License
Spring Arbor Website

University of Detroit Mercy

Dr. Nancy Calleja

Dr. Jocelyn Bennett Garraway

Approved Program Types

  • School Counselor Endorsement (NT)
  • Preliminary School Counselor Certificate
  • School Counselor License
University of Detroit Mercy Website

Wayne State University

Dr. Thomas Michalos

Approved Program Types

  • School Counselor Endorsement (NT)
  • Preliminary School Counselor Certificate
  • School Counselor License
Wayne State University Website

Western Michigan University

Jennifer M. Foster

Approved Program Types

  • School Counselor Endorsement (NT)
  • Preliminary School Counselor Certificate
  • School Counselor License
Western Michigan University Website

School Psychologist

A person employed as a school psychologist in a Michigan school is required to hold a valid Michigan School Psychologist Certificate or a Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate.

Learn more about School Psychologist certification

School Social Worker

To serve as a School Social Worker, individuals must complete specific coursework related to serving in the role in a school. This may be embedded in a Masters of Social Work (MSW) program or as a stand-alone program from individuals who already hold an MSW.

Eastern Michigan University

Sarah Van Zoeren, Ph.D., LMSW

Approved Program Types

  • Masters of Social Work with school social worker content
Eastern Michigan University Website

Ferris State University

Danette Crozier, MSW

Approved Program Types

  • Masters of Social Work with school social worker content (enrollment restricted to FSU graduates)
Ferris State University Website

Grand Valley State University

Robin Smith Colton, Ph.D., LMSW 

Approved Program Types

  • Masters of Social Work with school social worker content
Grand Valley State University Website

Madonna University

Bart Miles, Ph.D., LMSW

Approved Program Types

  • Stand-alone School Social Worker
Madonna University Website

Michigan State University

Kimberly Battjes, LMSW

Approved Program Types

  • Masters of Social Work with school social worker content
  • Stand-alone School Social Worker
Michigan State University Website

Oakland University

Maria Beam, Ph.D., LMSW

Approved Program Types

  • Masters of Social Work with school social worker content
Oakland University Website

Spring Arbor University

Leona Mickles-Burns, Ph.D.

Approved Program Types

  • Stand-alone School Social Worker
Spring Arbor University Website

University of Michigan

Beth Sherman, LMSW 

Approved Program Types

  • Masters of Social Work with school social worker content
University of Michigan Website

Wayne State University

Karen Weiner, LMSW, ACSW, C-SSWS

Approved Program Types

  • Masters of Social Work with school social worker content
Wayne State University Website

Western Michigan University

Jennifer Klauth, LLMSW

Approved Program Types

  • Masters of Social Work with school social worker content
  • Stand-alone School Social Worker