This 15 credit, 12 month coaching certificate is one of the few programs of its kind offered at higher education institutions around the world. It is a strong blend of theory and practice with seasoned practitioners supporting students to shape their own philosophy and practice in a powerful way. Participants receive individualized feedback from an experienced Mentor Coach and create a portfolio demonstrating their competency. It will prepare those seeking International Coach Federation (ICF) or Board Certified Coach certification (BCC). View our online information session. This program is designed for:
- HR professionals/organizational leaders seeking to apply coaching skills to their current role.
- Counselors and psychologists wanting to diversify their offerings.
- Practicing coaches and consultants, internal or external to an organization, wishing to further develop.
- Organizational leaders seeking a career transition.
For the Certificate:
COAC 619 Introduction to Executive Coaching
1 | Meet the requirements:
- A cumulative minimum undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or the successful completion of a graduate level program from another institution
- 2 years organizational experience (internal or external)
2 | Submit the following application materials:
- Application form
- Current Resume/CV, including 2-3 references
- Personal statement
- Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas)
- International Applicants: (1) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English. (2) Transcript Review: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.
3 | Complete an interview
According to the 2010 Executive Coaching Survey, conducted by the Conference Board, 63% of organizations use some form of internal coaching, and half of the rest plan to.
A joint offering from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology and Organizational Learning & Development departments, this program brings together the theory and research from multiple disciplines. Unlike most coach training programs that train students in one coaching model or approach, UST provides students grounding in multiple theories and approaches in the field and then supports them in developing their own coaching philosophy, practice, and voice that is grounded in the standards, competencies, and best practices for the field of executive coaching.
Our courses are taught by scholar practitioners - skilled in academic theory and classroom facilitation as well as experienced practitioners who practice coaching daily. Coursework is designed to be interactive and have immediate application to students' current and/or future work as coaches. A significant aspect of the program involves mentored fieldwork, supporting students as they apply and hone their coaching skills.
Current students and alumni of the program will join a community of professionals in this field of practice for on-going sharing, development and colleagueship. Workshops and events offered by coaching certificate faculty before, during and after the program provide a variety of opportunities to enhance your network, engage with colleagues, and deepen your learning.