- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 190
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate:
Certificates show that you have completed the course. They do not provide credit.
Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Modern U.S. Public Schools: Kindergarten to High School
This course can be found in: GACE Test Prep
Thousands of practice questions, 90+ GACE study guides, and 6,000+ test prep video lessons
Course SummaryIt's simple to get ready for the GACE School Counseling certification exam with our handy study guide course. Before you review the short text and video lessons, you can take the multiple-choice quizzes to see where you need to focus your study and see how you might do on the exam.
to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days
Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Related GACE Courses
About This Course
The GACE (Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators) School Counseling exam is designed to test your knowledge of the school counseling profession's theoretical foundations and best practices. To help you prepare for it, we've put together lessons addressing each of the test's main content domains. Topics of instruction include:
- Education and counseling
- Guidance counselor roles and responsibilities
- Counseling theories
- Human development
- Crisis intervention
- Curriculum development
- Learning assessments
- Diversity and equality issues
- Counseling tools
- Program evaluation
About the Exam
This GACE exam is administered to applicants for school counselor certification in Georgia. It consists of two subtests that can be taken in the same testing session or separately. Each of these computerized exams consists of 80 multiple-choice questions to be completed in two hours of testing time. Testing appointments are available during 6-day testing windows offered about five times a year.
Preparing & Registering for the GACE School Counseling Exam
This course is a convenient option for students who need a test-prep resource they can complete on their own time. Videos last around five minutes each and include tags to help you easily navigate between the main ideas discussed in the lessons. Watch as many at a time as you'd like, or skip ahead to the multiple-choice lesson and chapter quizzes to see which topics you'll need to spend more time studying. A practice final exam is also included to help determine when you're fully prepared for the GACE School Counseling exam.
Once you've decided on a test date and location, you'll need to create two online accounts to complete the registration process. The first account is through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) website. After entering your personal information, you'll be given a certification ID. Use this number to create a second account on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website, where you can sign up and submit payment for your certification exam.
Scoring the GACE School Counseling Exam
You'll need to earn a minimum score of 220 points to pass this GACE exam. Unofficial test scores are available immediately after completing your exam. Official score reports are sent to your ETS account between two and three weeks afterward.
Test I: Foundations
Number of questions: 64
Exam topics covered: School counseling history and philosophy, roles and responsibilities of school counselors, U.S. educational practices, human growth and development theories, ethical guidelines, professional development, laws affecting school counseling practice
What you'll study: Review issues in U.S. education, including the functions of local and federal governments, and the various influences on educational practices. You can also get a quick refresher on counseling history, human development issues and guidance counselors' roles within the school environment, among other topics.
Test I: Management
Number of questions: 16
Exam topics covered: School counseling program design and implementation, staffing of support programs and referrals
What you'll study: To prepare for this content domain, check out lessons on topics ranging from program development to the elements of a comprehensive school counseling program.
Test II: Delivery of Service
Number of questions: 64
Exam topics covered: Purposes of individual and group counseling, educational advising, instructional theory, career development planning, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, health promotion, student diversity, consultation models and services, and collaboration
What you'll study: Peruse lessons on counseling models and theories before reviewing prevention and treatment strategies for substance abuse, sexual harassment and suicide. Instructors also discuss issues among elementary, middle and secondary school children in addition to curriculum development, school counseling equality and the tools counselors use to help students make academic and career decisions.
Test II: Accountability
Number of questions: 16
Exam topics covered: Program evaluation, data analysis, information gathering, assessment types and their uses, assessment reliability and interpretation
What you'll study: Conclude your test review with lessons covering the uses of program evaluations, needs assessments and school counseling technology.
GACE is a registered trademark of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Research Schools, Degrees & Careers
Get the unbiased info you need to find the right school.
Browse Articles By Category
Browse an area of study or degree level.
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Communications and Journalism
- Computer Sciences
- Culinary Arts and Personal Services
- Liberal Arts and Humanities
- Mechanic and Repair Technologies
- Medical and Health Professions
- Physical Sciences
- Transportation and Distribution
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Top AP Exam Study Guides and Resources
- Can Short Video Lessons Help Your ADHD Child Study Better?
- Why Even Smart Students Still Need to Study for an Open-Book Exam
- 4 Ways to Study Effectively for Your CLEP Exams
- What to Do When Your Study Group Isn't Helping You Succeed on Exams
- Best Study Guides, People's Choice Awards
- People's Choice Nominees: Best Study Guides
- Student Passes Calculus CLEP Exam After Using Study.com's Online Videos to Study for Just Five Days
- Home Study Microsoft Certification Courses and Training Programs
- Family Studies Certification Programs with Course Overviews
- Answers and detailed explanations to each question
- Video lessons to explain complicated concepts
Explore our library of over 79,000 lessons
- College Courses
- High School Courses
- Other Courses