Apply now to enroll in a 10-week online course in which you will build upon your knowledge of equity-centered counseling and advising practices in your efforts to support student postsecondary exploration, planning, enrollment, and persistence. You will explore the fundamentals of college and career advising while also considering the available school and community-based systems, policies, and practices that contribute to equitable postsecondary attainment. The course will also look at how social emotional learning (SEL) and virtual advising influence postsecondary outcomes. You will enhance your skills in supporting students who reside in low-income households, are first in their family to attend college, live with disabilities, and are from underserved populations.  

Instructed by:  Dr. Laura Owen Department of Counseling and School Psychology San Diego State University 

Facilitated by: Tracy Butler Director of College and Career Connections Indiana Youth Institute 

Who should apply: This course is designed for school counselors, college and career advisors, and college access and success professionals working in school, community, or government settings. 

The course will consist of five hour-long synchronous online class meetings (2 per month), self-paced coursework modules, and discussion boards.  

Key Dates: Applications must be accepted by February 15, 2021. This course takes place between March 1 and April 30, 2021. Any accepted applicants are required to participate in one of the following onboarding sessions:  

  • February 18, 5-6 pm (EST) 
  • February 22, 3-4 pm (EST) 

Each Participant will Earn:  25 PGPs for Educators and Certificate of Completion (25 hours of Professional Development)  

Cost This course will be provided at no cost to participants. 

How to Apply: Fill out the online application via the link below and submit no later than February 15, 2021. Participants will be notified of their acceptance into the Professional Education course no later than Tuesday, February 16. 

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