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College and Career Readiness (CCR) Certificate

Certificate Program

This certificate program is for graduate students who are interested in the college and career readiness of P-12 students; with a specific focus on interacting and intervening with this target population, as well as developing professional relationships with school-related stakeholders. The College and Career Readiness (CCR) certificate is created to support the career and college readiness needs of local, regional, and national P-12 students. It is offered online through WKU’s Bowling Green campus; courses are taught by CNS faculty with the integration of experts from local businesses and schools. Students will have opportunities to participate in action research and service learning consultation activities. This certificate program plays a leading role in Kentucky’s economic and social development by preparing CCR graduates to prepare P-12 students to join a high quality educated workforce in an area of local, regional, and national need. Additionally, it meets the needs of area schools by providing specific training to the personnel being hired or asked to work with students in the areas of college and career readiness. It also serves to help build and maintain networks between districts and industry in Bowling Green.

P-12 Tuition Discount

Certificate Requirements/Curriculum

The 15 credit hour certificate program includes the following 5 required courses:

  • CNS 500 College and Career Readiness Foundations (3 credit hours)
    Overview of college and career readiness; roles and duties of college and career readiness helpers within the school system; and legal, ethical, standards-related issues and implications.
  • CNS 501 College and Career Consultation & Collaboration (3 credit hours)
    Consultation models, professional collaborations, and application of concepts and skills with an emphasis on college and career readiness within school macro and micro systems
  • CNS 502 College and Career Program Development & Evaluation (3 credit hours)
    Program development and evaluation, with emphasis on P-16 college and career development and readiness
  • CNS 556 Developmental Career Counseling (3 credit hours)
    Integrates the career counseling process into the life span from early childhood through older adulthood. Career development theories; career assessment instruments; educational resources; placement; follow up and evaluation. Interrelationships among work, marital, family, and other life roles including multicultural and gender issues.
  • CNS 503 Practicum in College and Career Readiness (3 credit hours)
    Supervised experiences in college and career readiness setting/s.

Planned Program

This courses will tentatively be offered the following semesters.
*They can all be taken in one year as listed below or CNS 556 and CNS 503 can be taken during a second year.

               Summer                     Fall   __                       Spring     
 

CNS 500
CNS 556*  

CNS 501 
 

CNS 502
CNS 503*   

Admission Criteria

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and meet minimum admission requirements to the Graduate School. Apply to the CCR Certificate program directly through the Graduate School application.

Additional Information

Dr. Jill Duba Sauerheber, Ph.D.
CCR Program Coordinator
Department of Counseling and Student Affairs
1906 College Heights Blvd. #51031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
(270) 745-4799

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