Career Advisor Certificate
CAEL and Indiana University have developed an online, instructor-led course designed specifically for those who need to provide career and education advice to adults. Participants will learn how to:
• Apply career development theory to your work
• Assess the value of education and training related to career choice
• Gather labor market data to assist with career planning and advising
• Help others develop a career plan
• Advise a diverse workforce
• Deal with ethical issues
• Help adults leverage social networking tools
The course content is organized into five Modules, each addressing one of the competency areas. Each Module takes two weeks to complete. There is an additional two weeks at the end of the course devoted to the final project presentation and review.
Module 1: Foundations of Career Development Theory
Module 2: Education and Training for Adults
Module 3: Data Gathering for Career Planning
Module 4: The Career Planning Process
Module 5: Advising a Diverse Workforce; Social Networking; Ethics in Advising
As a capstone, you will also have the opportunity to exhibit understanding of the skills necessary for providing successful career and education advising that meet the needs of the individual, specific companies or organizations, where appropriate, and the workforce as a whole.
This final week provides a separate space and time for presentation of final projects and to review each others’ projects and provide feedback.
The course is delivered online in a mostly asynchronous manner. This means that you can participate by watching presentations, reading content, completing activities, reflecting, writing, and discussing topics with your fellow students in the community forums at a time that is convenient for you. There will be options for live interaction with the course facilitator and other participants each module. These options are highly recommended but, because we recognize the difficulty in finding times that work with everyone’s schedules, they are not required.
Each Module includes the following learning activities:
• Required reading and watching/listening to a presentation on the module topic
• An application assignment where you have the opportunity to apply what you are learning in your own context
• A community activity where you interact with other students discussing aspects of the module topic
• An optional synchronous (live) Online Meeting with your instructor and other students
• A knowledge assessment in the form of an online quiz
Continuing Education Credit
The total anticipated contact time for this course is 90 contact hours (9.0 CEU’s for organizations awarding CEU’s for the instruction).
*Please note that this course will require you to devote 10-15 hours per week on average for reading and assignments.
Next class starts on June 4, 2014!