Ohio - School Counseling Staff Qualifications: Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State laws recommends minimum certification standards that include advanced coursework and graduate degree requirements for counselors and completion of a practicum or internship.

Ohio Administrative Code 3301-24-05 Licensure.

(C) The professional pupil services license, valid for five years for working with learners at all levels, shall be issued to an individual deemed to be of good moral character who has successfully completed the requirements specified in paragraph (C)(1) or (C)(2) of this rule:

  • (1) An approved program of preparation; recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education; successful completion of an examination prescribed by the state board of education; and evidence of the education and experience requirements specified for whichever of the following licensure areas is applicable:
    • (a) School audiologist
      • (i) Master's degree;
      • (ii) The requirements specified in paragraph (C)(1) This rule; and
      • (iii) Current license to practice audiology issued by the Ohio board of speech-language pathology and audiology.
    • (b) School counselor
      • (i) The requirements specified in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule; and
      • (ii) Master's degree and successful completion of an internship consisting of six hundred contact hours in a school setting.
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