Curriculum

IC3 Certificate in Career & College Counseling

As careers and colleges evolve, it is essential for high school counselors to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of counseling so they can best help their students. This program is designed for full-time high school counselors and teachers, and the curriculum will equip counselors to address the three distinct areas of What to study, Where to study and How to make it happen (i.e. the process).

The detailed program curriculum covers the following topics:

General Education

  1. Counseling pedagogies
  2. Counseling curriculum development
  3. The Counseling Laboratory
  4. Advising best practices
  5. Mindfulness in career and college choices
  6. Working with parents and students
  7. Economics of higher education

What to Study

  1. History and future of careers
  2. Programs of study: an insight into diverse options
  3. Student study area preferences
  4. Changing landscape of careers
  5. Careers at intersections
  6. Extensive study options in the STEM fields
  7. The fascinating field of the arts
  8. Non-mathematics program study options
  9. Professional degree programs and how options differ across countries of study

Where to Study

  1. Global mobility statistics
  2. Popular study destinations
  3. Different styles of education (i.e. liberal arts, research-focused, etc.)
  4. Country higher education deep dives
  5. India and the Asian subcontinent
  6. United States
  7. United Kingdom
  8. Canada
  9. Australia
  10. Singapore
  11. Other European destinations:
  12. Germany, Ireland, France
  13. Middle East

How to Make it Happen

  1. Psychometric testing
  2. College admissions process: insight into differing processes across countries
  3. Technology tools for advising
  4. Testing
  5. Scholarships and financial aid
  6. Holistic and comprehensive evaluation systems
  7. Nuts and bolts of applications for different countries
  8. Facilitating university selection
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“The combination of online learning with residential weeks gave the right mix of information (from all over the world) that provided the feeling of belonging to a community that understood the unique challenges I faced in the school context. At IC3, with school counselors as the primary attendees, the focus is on ‘working in the best interest of the child’, which resonated with me.”

- Sapna Goel, Career Guidance Counselor & Behaviour Counseling Consultant Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
2018-2019 Cohort