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Principles of Independent Educational Consulting

This is the first required course in the Independent Educational Consultant Certificate Program.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce a career as an Independent Educational Consultant. It will familiarize students with the professional issues faced when advising students in the college planning process. Topics in this course examine the principles and practices associated with the development of an independent college counseling practice. Highlighted is the role of the educational consultant as a resource for students and parents and the operating philosophies connected to that role. Additional topics include: the complexities of college choice, ways to make the practice successful, and what is changing in the admission and higher education landscape.

See enrollment confirmation for login information. Please register for the course at least two weeks prior to the start date. Due to high demand, early enrollment recommended.

NOTE: This course may have optional, live sessions via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted for students who are not able to attend. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in the course. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access the course’s Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $755
  • April 01, 2024 to May 19, 2024
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00043
  • ID/Units: EDUC X406  (2.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Spring 2024

Instructor


Erin Avery, CEP, is an independent educational consultant who transitioned into private practice after teaching and working in higher education administration and in boarding schools as a chaplain and theology and religious studies instructor. Active on board committees of the IECA, and an innovator in new technologies in education, Ms. Avery is also a graduate of Oxford, Yale, Boston College, and the UCI DCE Independent Educational Consultant Certificate Program.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

THE COLLEGE LABYRINTH
Book - ISBN: 9781098300272
AVERY, BookBaby

A STUDENT OF COLLEGES: FUNDAMENTALS OF IEC
Book - ISBN: 9781733578400
ANTONOFF, 1 ed, EDUconsultingMedia

Optional Textbook(s):

COLLEGE MATCH: A BLUEPRINT FOR CHOOSING THE BEST SCHOOL FOR YOU
Book - ISBN: 9781733578424
ANTONOFF, 15 ed, EDUconsultingMEDIA

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START04/01/2024Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END05/19/2024Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---