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Academic Advising Certificate

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Impact the lives of college students.

The graduate certificate in Academic Advising provides students a grounding in the foundational elements and essential competencies needed for effective advising practice. Academic advising is a practice-based profession intended to aid students in achieving educational, career, and personal goals through the use of the full range of institutional and community resources. Topics will include student development theory, multicultural issues, career development, interpersonal relations for advising, and current issues of academic advising.

The Academic Advising certificate will be offered as a stand-alone credential for those who already hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or may be offered in combination with the Counseling and Human Resource Development (M.Ed.) - Administration of Student Affairs Specialization or Counseling and Human Resource Development (M.S.) - College Counseling Specialization.

 

The following four courses (12 credits) are required for the Academic Advising Certificate:

CHRD 770: Student Development Theory and Practice (3 credits; offered in-person or online during Fall Semester)

CHRD 785: Pre-Practicum (3 credits; offered in-person during Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters)

CHRD 691: Academic Advising Workshop Series (3 credits; this is an independent self-paced course and requires a 15-hour academic advising experience; offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters)

CHRD 773: Current Issues in Academic Advising and Student Affairs (3 credits; offered online during Summer Semester)

 

If you wish to apply, you can find directions here https://www.sdstate.edu/counseling-and-human-development/academic-advising-certificate

Call our Graduate School to check the status of your application at 605-688-4181. 

Call our Cashier's Office to inquire price per graduate credit at 605-688-6116.

Contact Dr. Katelyn Romsa for any additional questions at katelyn.romsa@sdstate.edu or 605-688-6831.

 

Meet the Faculty & Staff

Career Opportunities

  • Academic advising
  • Student success coaching
  • Student affairs
  • Career counseling
  • Academic and career planning

Is it for you?

This certificate will be a good fit if you:

  • Have a desire to help people
  • Work well with diverse groups of people
  • Are an analytical thinker
  • Are inquisitive
  • Have strong listening, speaking and problem-solving skills