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K-State Global Campus
1615 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

1-800-622-2578 (toll free)

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Extended Student Services Hours:

8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST


Required Courses

  • 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.

Course descriptions and offerings can be viewed at the academic advising graduate program website.

Course Delivery

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 eight weeks.

Computer minimum requirements for most Global Campus courses can be found on the Information Technology Services website

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.

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Quick Facts

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

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