City University of Seattle offers one of four state-approved Professional Certification for School Counselors: Educational Staff Associate programs. A cohort structure that utilizes a web-based portfolio strategy, our program is a job-embedded process built around a professional growth plan and tailored to grow school counselors’ skills and strengths.
The program centers on the construction of a school-based, action-research and evidence-based project to improve student achievement. Ultimately, this program is a collaborative process between the school counselor, their school’s professional growth team and CityU.
After identifying a professional growth team and goal areas, candidates will receive ongoing support from our expert faculty to develop, design and collect evidence for their project to improve student achievement. There will be a minimum of 1-2 quarterly in-class sessions to provide support, review evidence, and receive instruction as needed by the cohort.
- State requirements: All ESA school counselors with a Residency Certificate in Washington State are required to begin an approved ProCert program before their residency certificate expires.
- Admissions requirements: This program is designed specifically for those with a current Washington State Residency ESA School Counselor Certificate, three years of experience in the field and the completed Verification of Educational Staff Associate Experience Form.
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