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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

Graduate Bilingual Counseling Certificate

Counselling  |   Graduate Certificate

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Purpose of Program

The Bilingual Counseling Certificate program (BCC) addresses the needs of prospective students interested in developing foundational skills in bilingual counseling with an emphasis on Spanish. The certificate coursework provides students with a strong linguistic background in Spanish and provides opportunities to learn about cultural factors impacting the Latino/a culture. Additionally, the certificate focuses on improving language skills, and targets opportunities to apply this learning to relevant counseling contexts via supervised counseling experience with Spanish-speaking clients.




Program Options

The Bilingual Counseling Certificate program requires students to complete 12 credit hours (4 graduate courses), a language assesssment, and a capstone project that includes providing counseling sessions in Spanish.

BBL 5023     Cultural Adaptation in Bilingual Societies

BBL 6033     Topics in Bicultural Studies

COU 7283     Advanced Multicultural Counseling

COU 7383     Advanced Practicum in Multicultural Counseling




Career Opportunities

The BCC program prepares students to provide high quality services to the growing number of Spanish speaking clients. Obtaining this certificate may increase certificate recipients’ competitiveness for job opportunities in the Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling fields.

Job Outlook/Earnings

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Admission Requirements



All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:


UTSA Degree Seeking Applicants: Current UTSA students must be formally admitted to one of the three degree programs in the Department of Counseling (M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.Ed. in School Counseling, Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision).  Applicants must:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the entire tenure of the counseling program
  • Complete a language assessment


Non-Degree Seeking Applicants: The BCC is open to practicing professional Clinical Mental Health and School Counselors.  The following are required.

  • Completion of language assessment
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the entire tenure of the certificate program
  • Admission  to  the  program  is  competitive  and  number  of  students  admitted  to  this  program  may  be  limited  
  • Current requirements,  forms,  and  directions  available  on  the  Graduate  School  website



UTSA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking


GRADUATE PROGRAM ASSISTANCE:
For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)



Applications

Apply for graduate programs through the UTSA Graduate School


UTSA Graduate School

APPLY ONLINE Request Information
Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

Financial Aid & Scholarships

To apply for financial aid, complete the:

Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)

 

UTSA Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)

COEHD Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)

External Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)

 

Financial Aid Links

Writing Resources

 

For additional help in finding and applying for scholarships, please contact:

Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Services
Main Building 3.212
210-458-4021 voice
210-458-4487 fax




UTSA Graduate School

Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249



College of Education and Human Development

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249