While the world of college counseling is constantly evolving, the fundamentals of a successful program remain the same. College counseling may be defined as “working in the service of students who seek post-secondary education.” What constitutes post-secondary education will vary by student, by context, and even by country. But knowing the essentials will enable a college counselor to serve her students successfully, no matter their destination.
This course will introduce the concepts behind good college counseling and help new counselors learn from experienced practitioners, identify resources, and build a program that is appropriate for your school community. Over eleven weeks, counselors will tackle new information by topic and be encouraged to share reactions and ideas. As experienced counselors know, the work of a college counselor involves staying attuned to shifts in higher education. This course establishes the platform on which to continue to learn and grow. In addition, counselors will have the opportunity to begin to establish a professional network by sharing feedback with other participants.
Next session: 4 January - 21 March 2021
This course is designed for individuals new or relatively new to college counseling: 1-3 years.
In addition to learning the fundamentals of college counseling, this course encourages new practitioners to take advantage of other professional organizations whose contributions the field is salient. The material, complemented by video interviews with experts, will encourage new counselors to seek out additional learnings from professional organizations like, but not limited to, The College Board, NACAC, CASE, and CIS.
For an additional fee, an in-person event takes place 5-6 June 2020 in Shanghai at the end of the College Admission Network Conference. At this capstone, your work given at the end of the online portion of the program will be evaluated, and peer-reviewed by experts in the field of college counseling and admissions.
What: WLSA College Counseling Course Capstone
Cost: 2000 RMB
# of courses required: One online module
Total units: 11
Dates: 4 January to 21 March 2021
Cost: 5000 RMB for the 11-week online course
Time to Complete: Candidates can complete the course in 2.5 months, 1 unit is opened weekly to encourage peer to peer participation.