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Graduate Certificate in College and Career Readiness

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Connecting the academic pursuits and career success of elementary, middle, and high school students has gained widespread attention. With local, regional, and national initiatives focused on preparing P-12 students to join a highly educated workforce, the 100% online graduate certificate in College and Career Readiness (CCR) allows education professionals the opportunity to assist this target population.

This 15-credit hour certificate allows individuals in careers ranging from school counselors, teachers, and college and career readiness coaches to deepen their knowledge and skills to support and enhance the development of college and career ready students. Through opportunities such as service-learning and action research, CCR graduates will be equipped to align educational programs and training necessary for P-12 students to be life ready.

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in College and Career Readiness requires applicants to have a bachelor’s degree and meet the minimum admission requirements to the WKU Graduate School. Apply to the CCR Certificate program by completing the Graduate School application

Please note: If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program at WKU, please contact your advisor to learn how you may be able to apply the graduate certificate in College and Career Readiness to your current master's program.

The College and Career Readiness graduate certificate requires 15 credit hours.

Below is a list of program requirements and the semester in which the courses may be available via web through WKU Online, which refers to semester-based online courses or self-paced through On Demand.

Course Requirements (15 hours)

CNS 500

College and Career Readiness Foundations (Offered Summer)

CNS 501

College and Career Consultation & Collaboration (Fall)

CNS 502

College and Career Program Development & Evaluation (Spring)

CNS 503

Practicum in College and Career Readiness (Spring)

CNS 556

Developmental Career Counseling (Summer)

Graduate Advisor Contact

Program Coordinator: Dr. Jill Duba Sauerheber
Email: jillduba.sauerheber@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-4799

Online Student Support

WKU Online
(270) 745-5173


For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, please visit this website.

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 Last Modified 9/4/20