College of Education2020-2021

Department of Educational Psychology

College and Career Readiness, Graduate Certificate

The 15-hour certificate in College and Career Readiness provides an avenue for professional development for bachelor’s or master's level professionals. For counseling or related helping professionals with a master’s degree, this certificate can lead to re-specialization for practice within PK-12 schools. In addition, the certificate provides certified school counselors and other educational professionals with continuing education and current information and resources on building a college-going culture with diverse groups of students in PK-12 grades. The program is designed to familiarize school staff and counseling and related professionals with college and career readiness information and trends that are useful in serving students in Arizona PK-12 schools. This certificate aligns with the mission of the College of Education and Arizona workforce needs expressed by the Arizona Department of Education.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Certificate in College and Career Readiness?

The program is designed to adequately equip educational personnel and counseling and related helping professionals as college and career specialists for employment in Arizona PK-12 schools in order to meet Arizona workforce requirements in the 21st  century.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • College and Career Counselors (with master's degree)
  • Career Specialists
  • College Advisors

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • School Counselor


University Requirements

  • Graduate certificate programs require a minimum of 12 credit hours. Many certificate programs require more than 12 credit hours.

    No more than one 400-level NAU course (3 or 4 units) may be used on a certificate program.

    No more than 25% of the units required for the certificate program may be transferred from another university.

    A 400-level course (undergraduate course) completed at another university is not eligible for transfer credit.

    A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved to obtain a graduate certificate. No more than three units of coursework with a grade of "C" may be used in a certificate program.

    A graduate student may pursue a graduate certificate concurrently with a graduate degree. Each graduate degree program must decide which, if any, certificate courses can be counted toward the graduate degree.

    Students who are admitted to a graduate certificate program will be eligible for the official posting of the graduate certificate to their transcripts when all applicable coursework has been successfully completed and approved by the academic unit and the Graduate College.
  • Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program).  See the “Details” tab for additional information.

Overview

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Fieldwork Experience/Internship is required.
Additional Fees/Program Fees Additional Fees and/or Program Fees apply.
Some online/blended coursework Required

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
    • Transcripts
    • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
    • International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy 


    Individual program admission requirements include:

  • There are no additional admission requirements for this certificate.

Certificate Requirements
  • Federal financial aid cannot be used for this certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
     

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