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Online Local Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising

  • Introduction

    The local Academic Advising Certificate is a graduate-level plan for candidates interested in working as academic advisors at institutions of higher education. This is a 15-hour certificate plan and is not the same as a certification.

    For more information, contact the Educator Preparation Information (EPI) Center at epicenter@angelo.edu or 325-942-2209.

  • Certificate Plan
    Local Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising
    15 Credit Hours
    Course Number Course Title Hours
    CI 6327/EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    CI 6336/EDG 6362 College Student Development 3
    CI 6332/EDG 6366 Student Affairs and Administrative Services 3
    CI 6347/EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling 3
    CI 6333/EDG 6367 Foundations of Academic Advising 3
  • Courses
    • EDG 6367 Foundations of Academic Advising (3-0). This course examines the foundations of academic advising as an essential component of student success and retention in higher education. Topics include developmental advising, literature and research on academic advising, models and delivery systems, skills for effective advising, advising diverse populations, assessment, evaluation and reward systems for advisor and advising programs.

    • EDG 6366 Student Affairs and Administrative Services (3-0). An examination of the institutional need for student affairs programs and the many different units that make up student affairs. Students will become familiar with the structure and function of the student affairs office and its context in higher education.

    • EDG 6362 College Student Development (3-0). An in-depth study of development theories that are unique to college-aged students. Examines issues facing college students including, but not limited to, sources of motivation, learning styles, development of values, relationship development, mental/physical and psychological development.

    • EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling (3-0). A study of the basic principles related to educational-vocational planning, including practical experiences in administering, reviewing, and evaluating occupational and career standardized data profiles.

    • EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences (3-0). Designed to present a broad base of knowledge about culture and learning. Approaches, materials, and research will be investigated. Specific skills for identifying learning problems and solving them through classroom instruction will be featured.