Fairfield University's Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) offers 4 Advanced Training Certificates (ATC) for those who wish to enhance their competencies and update their skills. Click on the links below for detailed information on each program and the courses required for completion.
Please note the following:
Please note: Applicants to each program, except Early Childhood Studies, must hold a master's degree in a related discipline.
Matriculated Student Admission
Those seeking formal admission to an advanced training certificate program must complete the following procedures. Submit all materials to: Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
**Please Note: Fingerprinting and background checks are required for the following programs. Please contact the Dean's office at 203-254-4000, ext. 4250 for updated information.
Learn more on the background check and fingerprinting.
Send all admission documents to:
Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Questions: (203) 254-4184
Qualified applicants who have not completed the formal admission process may apply for permission to enroll as non-matriculated students and earn up to 6 credits in a certification program or 9 credits in a non-certification program. Please note: In order to be awarded the program certificate and have the certificate designated on your transcript, you must be a fully matriculated student at the time of program completion.
For non-matriculated admission, use the following procedure:
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The Integration of Spirituality and Religion in Counseling program is based on the 14 competencies identified by the Association of Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association.
The Substance Abuse Counseling program is based on competencies established by the Connecticut Certification Board for Drug and Alcohol Counseling. Completion of these courses is required in order to sit for the certification exam that leads to licensing as a licensed or certified alcohol/drug use counselor.
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