International Career and College Readiness

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3 Units
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Support International School Students with Career and College Readiness

Virtually every international school, through the school's mission, holds the promise of a university education for every student.  Parents often select an international school over other systems based on their perception that they will be providing their children with a significantly increased opportunity to both have access to and succeed at highly competitive universities worldwide.  Participants will interact with a series of case studies, collaborative learning strategies, and interactive simulations.

This course is the third course in the 4-course International School Counseling Certificate program.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for:

  • Candidates who wish to work or are employed as school counselors in international schools
  • Recent graduates, career changers, aspiring counselors, and educators who wish to develop their competencies in the field of school counseling

Required Materials:  Two Texts,

Technical Requirements


COUN-X563 Multicultural Counseling Skills for International School Counselors
COUN-X565 Crisis & Trauma Prevention and Intervention in International School Counseling

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
COUN-X566 – 001 06 Feb 202315 May 2023 3 $1050

International Career and College Readiness

06 Feb 202315 May 2023
Online Fixed-Date
Ana Maria Leon

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What You Will Learn

  • Examine the career development process and interventions for children, and adolescents within a culture-centered perspective
  • Study of theorists, vocational assessment process, and occupational and psychological information systems
  • Gain valuable insight into the inner-workings of university admission offices, with a focus on the multiple factors impacting each decision to admit or deny a student
  • Understand the offerings and requirements of university systems in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK
  • Develop the tools needed to help families and students form an effective university application list
  • Fully understand the factors that make for a successful teacher and counselor recommendation
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the common application, with a particular emphasis on writing effective personal statements for admission to highly competitive universities
  • Increase knowledge of the financial aid and scholarship process in the United States


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PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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