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Developing an Independent Educational Consulting Business

A required course in the Independent Educational Consultant Certificate Program.

Course Description

This course addresses the key components necessary for developing and operating an independent educational consulting business. Topics include: business finance options, contracts and agreements, software and hardware options, insurance and incorporation and how to develop and implement a business plan. The course highlights issues related to setting fees, collecting payment, managing the inquiry process, hiring employees and subcontractors, budgeting and launching a website for business.

We highly recommend students complete EDUC_X406 Principles of Independent Educational Consulting prior to enrolling in this course. See enrollment confirmation for login information. 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
  • June 26, 2023 to August 20, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00070
  • ID/Units: EDUC X406.3  (2.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Summer 2023


Zach Galin, MSeD, is the President of Galin Education, a boutique education consulting firm that works with students to achieve their potential in middle school, high school, college, and beyond. Starting as a one-person operation, Zach has built Galin Education into an organization with over 70 employees, six locations, and dozens of individual and group services.

Textbook Information

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

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 1119556902
BIECH, 1 ed, Wiley

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START06/26/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END08/20/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---