This graduate certificate provides the knowledge and training to effectively teach,
coach and mentor in career development. Geared toward current career development professionals,
the program focuses on understanding, dissecting and addressing the complex issues
of employment and training within the context of higher education and student affairs.
Through guidance and support from the National Career Development Association (NCDA), this certificate offers cutting-edge curriculum and research opportunities that
support career development in secondary and postsecondary education. Course content
focuses on theoretical frameworks associated with career development, historical considerations
of the workforce, laws and policies, career development considerations and the use
of multicultural approaches.
Successful completion of the certificate program requires 12 credit hours (four courses)
of graduate-level coursework, including three required courses and one approved elective
course. Required courses are offered 100 percent online and in person. Online courses
are delivered through Canvas, OSU's online learning platform.
Graduate certificate students may also consider becoming a Certified Career Services
Provider (CCSP) or a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Students can apply for credentialing through the NCDA and/or Center for Credentialing
and Education (CCE).
Credit hours are transferable to other graduate degree programs.