Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

College and Career Readiness, Certificate (1737)

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Program Coordinator

Jill Duba Sauerheber,, (270) 745-4953

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 will be offered on WKU’s Bowling Green campus; courses will be 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 will play 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 will meet 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 will also serve to help build and maintain networks between districts and industry in Bowling Green.

Program Admission

Graduate School Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (15 hours)

Required Courses
CNS 500College and Career Readiness Foundations3
CNS 501College and Career Consultation & Collaboration3
CNS 502College and Career Program Development & Evaluation3
CNS 503Practicum in College and Career Readiness3
CNS 556Developmental Career Counseling3
Total Hours15