- EDCEP 829 - Learning Principles (3 credits)
- EDCEP 835 - Foundations of Academic Advising (3 credits)
- EDCEP 838 - Student Development Theory (3 credits)
- EDCEP 851 - Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising (3 credits)
- EDCEP 863 - Trends in Career Development (3 credits)
There are no prerequisites for any of the academic advising courses, and there is no specific order in which the courses must be completed. Courses are offered on a rotational basis. Students may take the courses in the order that works best for them. However, it is recommended that all students take EDCEP 835 - Foundations of Academic Advising during the first or second semester in the program.
All course work is offered at a distance via K-State Online, the course management system at Kansas State University. Classes are made up of readings, videos, discussion boards or other online learning activities. Classes vary in format. There may be quizzes, tests or papers, but students will not be required to have a proctor. Students work independently, yet share comments and questions via K-State Online. Classes are delivered within a semester time frame. Fall and spring terms are 16 weeks. Summer classes are four or eight weeks.
Length of Program
If students take one class per term, they can reasonably finish the graduate certificate in about two years. If students take two classes per term, they could finish the course work in about one year. If students do not take classes for two years, they are put on inactive status and must reapply to the program. Courses may not be more than six years old when the certificate program is completed.