Oct 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Career Counseling Certificate


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The College Career Counseling Certification offered by the Counseling Program in the College of Education  is designed in an online format. The curriculum includes a sequence of six 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; and
  2. Have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (A=4) or higher; or
  3. Have a graduate GPA of 3.0 (A=4) or higher; or have a bachelor’s degree and 5+ years in higher education (resume required);
  4. Fall Admission only.

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.

Certificate Requirements


Students must meet all university requirements for a certificate. Students may choose either a clinical fieldwork experience (e.g. A 100-hour practicum) or a non-clinical experience (e.g. case example), which are embedded in COUN-8852 . Required for all students.

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