Course Description

The Foundations of Equity in College Advising course is designed for school counselors, college and career advisors, and other educators. In this course, participants will build upon their knowledge of equity-centered counseling and advising practices in their efforts to support student postsecondary exploration, planning, enrollment, and persistence. Participants will explore the fundamentals of college advising while also considering the available school and community-based systems, policies, and practices that contribute to equitable postsecondary attainment. The course will also look at how social emotional learning (SEL) and virtual advising influence postsecondary outcomes. Participants will enhance their skills in supporting students who reside in low-income households, are first in their family to attend college, live with disabilities, and/or are from underserved populations.

The fall 2022 Foundations of Equity in College Advising course will run Aug. 22–Dec. 12. The course will require independent online work and five online meetings, which take place monthly.

The Foundations of Equity in College Advising course is designed as a graduate-level course. Registrants should anticipate spending a total of 30 hours on this course over the span of the semester, which is reflected in the awarding of SCECHs. Five hours will be spent in the monthly meetings, and the remaining 25 hours will be spent doing independent online coursework between meetings. This breaks down to about six hours a month.

MCAN and the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment at San Diego State University (CEPA) are co-hosting the training, which will be facilitated by Dr. Laura Owen, school counselor educator and director of CEPA.

Fall 2022 Online Meeting Dates

  • August 22 (Orientation)
  • Following dates and times TBD and will occur monthly. All meetings will be recorded and available for viewing if you are unable to attend live. As soon as dates and times are finalized, they will be communicated to registrants.

State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)

For the fall 2022 course, we anticipate 30 SCECHs in college preparation will be awarded to individuals who complete the full course, including participation in all virtual sessions (either live or recorded). Reduced SCECHs for partial completion will not be awarded.

Registration and Course Cost

Registration for the fall 2022 section of this course is now open! The course is open to all school counselors, college and career advisers, and educators. However, a limited number of seats are available, and priority consideration will be granted to school counselors. Remaining seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis; additional names will be placed on a waiting list. Registrants who secure a seat will receive a $250 scholarship to access the course at no cost.