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2019-2020 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Career Counseling Certificate

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Note: The minimum number of hours for this Certificate Program will increase to 18 beginning Summer 2017. Any Student enrolling in this Certificate Program beginning summer 2017 will be required to meet the revised program credit hours that will be detailed on this page by April 2017.

The College Career Counseling Certification offered by the Counseling Program in the College of Education  is designed in the hybrid format that will be accessible to a diverse population of various localities. While most course work is accomplished online, the monthly face to face class meetings will enhance the community feeling among students. The curriculum includes a sequence of five 3-credit hour courses designed to prepare professionals to enhance college career readiness in adolescents and adults in preparation for the challenging workforce. The curriculum focuses on knowledge and skill building in the areas of college career assessment, college admission counseling and career coaching with individuals in the secondary and postsecondary settings. Practicing or retired professionals in counseling, academic advising, financial aid, registrar, student life, and human resources will find a window of opportunities for professional renewal, development, and advancement.

Admission Criteria

In addition to the GSU graduate certificate requirements for admission, applicants must:

  1. Provide evidence of having completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  2. Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (A=4) or higher.

Student Progress

The faculty monitor and evaluate student progress continuously. The Counseling Department Faculty and Student Handbook provide a specific description of the standards used to evaluate student progress.

Conditional Continuation

The faculty may permit a student to progress conditionally. In such cases, faculty review of the applicant’s record and performance identifies evidence that the student is likely to be successful in the program. The status of all students permitted to progress conditionally is reviewed by the faculty each semester, and students are informed in writing of the conditions necessary for them to be transferred to good standing status. When conditions are met, the student is transferred to good standing status. Students may not be admitted to the culminating project without achieving good standing status.

Certificate Requirements

Students must meet all university requirements for a certificate. A 100-hour practicum embedded in COUN-8852  is required for all students.

Required Preparation/Prerequisite Courses

To receive the College Career Coaching Certification, students must successfully complete the following courses with a grade of “B” or better.

Total - minimum of 10 - 16 Hours

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