Student Affairs Practice Letter of Completion
Credits: 9 (program code: 0702)
The student affairs practice letter of completion is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level position in student affairs, as well as to assist those currently working in student affairs units who seek to advance their own personal knowledge and professional credentials. It is a postbaccalaureate program.
Student affairs professionals provide services and support to enhance student growth and development. They work in a variety of settings including housing and residential life, student union management, student leadership, new student orientation, admissions, financial aid, student success and retention, and may provide counseling, career services and multicultural support services.
The letter of completion in student affairs practice will NOT certify you as a professional counselor. You may want to check your state's licensure laws for more information. Courses, however, might be able to be used for continuing education or additional credits toward professional counselor licensure. (Check with your state licensing board for counselors.)
The letter of completion in student affairs practice will equip the learner with competencies in these core areas of study:
- The philosophical, legal and ethical foundations of the field of student affairs.
- Functions and practices of student affairs units in college or university settings.
- College student learning and development.
- Student affairs administration.
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- Minimum of a 3.00 GPA in a baccalaureate degree verified by official transcripts from an accredited institution
- Graduate School Application plus $25 nonrefundable application fee
|CED 777 Student Affairs Services in Higher Education||3|
|CED 778 The College Student and Higher Education Environment||3|
|CED 779 Administration of Student Services in Higher Education||3|
School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
John Patrick, CRC, NCC, LPC, D.Ed. (Pennsylvania State University), M.S. (University of Scranton), B.A. (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania), Professor
Web Page: www.calu.edu/academics/faculty/john-patrick.aspx
Elizabeth Gruber, NCC, LPC, Ph.D. (Duquesne University), M.A. (Youngstown State University), B.S. (Bowling Green State University), Professor, Field Site Coordinator
Jeff Samide, NCC, LPC, Ed.D., M.Ed. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), B.A. (Saint Vincent College), Associate Professor
Taunya Tinsley, NCC, LPC, Ph.D. (Duquesne University), M.A. (University of Iowa), B.A. (Augsburg College), Associate Professor
Jacqueline A. Walsh, NCC, LPC, Ph.D. (Kent State University), M.S., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor