Why Pursue a Graduate Certificate in Bilingual Counseling
Students who are passionate about meeting the growing need for improved bilingual counselor education in our community will find themselves at home in this program. The certificate coursework provides students with a strong linguistic background in Spanish and forwards 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.
Admission & Application Requirements
Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.
For international students, please note that student visas are not issued at UTSA for non-degree-seeking students, including certificate programs. For more information, visit our international students admission page.
|Bilingual Counseling (CERT)|
|Required Degree||Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.|
|Minimum GPA||3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours|
|Transcripts*||Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English|
|Credential Evaluation||Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform|
|English Language Proficiency||550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100|
|Department Requirement||Required Admission to the MEd in School Counseling, the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision or related fields|
|Language||Required Attainment of Level 2 or 3 in Spanish Proficiency Test administered by BBL|
|*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.|
Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.
|Bilingual Counseling (CERT)|
|Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.|
|Academic Year 2023-24||International||Domestic|
|Fall 2023||March 15||March 15|
|Spring 2024||September 1||September 1|
|Summer 2024||Not Available||Not Available|
|Academic Year 2024-25||International||Domestic|
|Fall 2024||February 1||February 1|
|Spring 2025||October 1||October 1|
|Summer 2025||Not Available||Not Available|
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