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Julie Hunt
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Academic Advising Graduate Certificate

The academic advising graduate certificate prepares professionals who are entering the field of academic advising to expand their knowledge of topics relevant to academic advising including learning theory, student development theory, multicultural issues, career development and foundations of academic advising.

The program also provides a benefit to practicing academic advisors, administrators and faculty interested in becoming more knowledgeable in these areas.

To receive the certificate, students must complete the 15 credit hours of graduate course work. All courses are offered online. Students in the graduate certificate program are designated as nondegree-seeking but must apply using the U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents application formFinancial aid is available for the master’s in academic advising, but is not available for the graduate certificate program.

More information about this program is also available on the academic advising blog. The blog includes resources for current advisors and students.

The academic advising certificate is offered through the Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs in the K-State College of Education.

Careers in Academic Advising

For more information about the academic advising profession, visit The Global Community for Academic Advising  (NACADA) website. Or read How to Become an Academic Advisor by Adrienne Bishop McMahan, an assistant dean at University of Kentucky.

NACADA also provides a list of academic advising openings by region.


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The Professional Education Unit at Kansas State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

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Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: Education
Credits: 15
Course delivery: Online

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