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Courses You Will Take

The Identity and Leadership Development for Counselors Certificate is a 12 credit-hour program, requiring four of the following courses, and can be completed within two summers.

Except for the live-onsite workshop that is part of the required CPSY 601 course, all of the courses are available 100 percent online. CPSY 601 should be taken first but the sequence of the remaining courses can vary. Course work must be completed within five years of declaring certificate candidacy. Credit may be awarded within the time frame for courses taken prior to admission.

REQUIRED COURSES (12 credit hours)

  • CPSY 601: Introduction to Identity and Leadership Development for Counselors (3 credit hours)

  • CPSY 614: Career Counseling, Assessment, and Interventions (3 credit hours)
    or, EDAD 600: Introduction to Educational Leadership (3 credit hours)

  • CPSY 678: Theories and Techniques of Counseling the Culturally Diverse (3 credit hours)
    or, EDAD 630: Human Resource Development (3 credit hours)

  • CPSY 609: Counseling Ethics and Professional Issues (3 credit hours)
    or, EDAD 686: School Law (3 credit hours)

Recommended Schedule

  • Year One 
    All summer session (5-week session that begins in early- to mid-May): CPSY 601
    Second summer session (5-week session that begins in mid June): CPSY 614 or EDAD 600

  • Year Two
    First summer session: CPSY 609 or EDAD 686
    Second summer session: CPSY 678 or EDAD 630
Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday. These adjusted summer hours will end August 8.
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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