Career plays a significant role in the identity, lifestyle, and sense of well-being for most individuals. The field of career development is a dynamic and rewarding one. Due to the rapidly changing economy, individuals are switching jobs and careers more frequently than ever. Career professionals need cutting-edge tools to assist their clients with the process of reinventing themselves.
The Certificate in Career Development is a unique program for those who already have a Master’s degree in Counseling or a related area. It is derived from the Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy emphasis in Career Development, which is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Certificate in Career Development takes a holistic approach, teaching students how to help clients take ownership of their careers, market themselves effectively for new opportunities, manage transitions, and maximize career fulfillment. The curriculum is designed around helping students master the 12 core competencies established by the National Career Development Association (NCDA): http://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sd/news_article/37798/_self/layout_ccmsearch...
Those who complete the Certificate in Career Development are prepared to serve in a wide array of roles as professional career development counselors, consultants, and specialists in many, including community agencies, schools, colleges and universities, private practice, employee assistance programs, non-profits, governmental and military agencies, human resources, training and development, correctional institutions, and businesses and industry. This 17-credit certificate includes five three-credit courses and a two-credit internship class. (Link to course descriptions).
Certificate in Career Development - 15 credits
Introduction to Adlerian Psychology and Child Guidance
Foundations of Career Development
Career Assessment, Exploration and Transition
Navigating the Employment Process
Successful Career and Program Management
200 required hours in Career Development
Note: Those eligible for the Career Development Certificate will have already completed a master's degree in counseling or a related field.
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