Advanced Official Certificate Program in School-Based Marriage and Family Therapy

The OCP in School-based Marriage and Family Therapy provides a course of study for post-graduate students who wish to complete requirements for a Provisional Educator Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy through the State of CT Department of Education.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

ED 515Professional Ethics and Law for Educators and Scholars


MFT 592School-Based Family Counseling


MFT 593School-Based Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum and Seminar I


MFT 594School-Based Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum and Seminar II


Total Credit Hours: 12

Once courses are completed, students will need to apply for certification with the State Department of Education (SDE). They must provide proof of completing the Praxis I exam or evidence of waiver. They may also be required by the SDE to complete other related courses (e,g. Special Education for the Exceptional Learner and Human Development); these other related courses may be taken at other institutions or as part of their Master's program