School-Based Marriage and Family Therapy (12 credits)

Important Note:
This OCP cannot be offered until it is approved by the CSU Board of Regents. For the status of this program, consult the Director of the Program, Dr. Ralph Cohen (860-832-2122,, or the Chair of the Department of Counseling & Family Therapy, Dr. Connie Tait (860-832-2401,

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

ED 515 School Law 3
MFT 592 School-based Family Counseling 3
MFT 593
School-Based Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum and Seminar I 3
MFT 594
School-Based Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum and Seminar II 3

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.



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