The Certificate in Transformational Coaching

(Limited online offerings for audit students only)

Program Objectives

Western Seminary offers the Certificate in Transformational Coaching (CTC) program for individuals who desire focused coach training that prepares them to coach on a professional level and which can be applied toward credentialing with the International Coach Federation. The certificate program can also be combined with the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Ministry and Leadership program to prepare for various leadership roles in ministry.

Students can enroll in this program for graduate credit or non-credit  status. Most take classes for professional development only and apply it in ministry, non-profit, business and market place settings.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the Certificate in Transformational Coaching for graduate credit are expected to have a baccalaureate degree (B.A./B.S.) and give evidence of Christian faith, character, promise, and maturity. The same admission standards, materials, and procedures as for the Graduate Studies Certificate program are required. Students apply online using the Western Seminary master's application

Students entering the Certificate in Transformational Coaching on a non-credit (audit/enrichment) status are expected to give evidence of Christian faith, character, promise, and maturity. Students use S.I.S. to establish an audit account and register for classes and fill out the CTC application for entry to the program.

Certificate in Transformational Coaching Requirements

   There are two CTC program phases: coach training and coaching supervision in Phase 1, and coach certification in Phase 2.  Once you have completed both phases successfully you are then awarded the CTC certificate which can then be used to apply
   for credentialing with the International Coach Federation using the Approved Coach Specific Training (ACTP) pathway.
Phase 1: Coach Training and Supervision
Required Coach Training Courses: 2 credits
CO501 formerly MCS 510 Introduction to Coaching 1
CO502 formerly MCS 511 Coaching for Change 1
Restricted Coach Training Electives: 6 credits
Select 6 credits from the options below:
CO503 formerly MCS 512 Life and Personal Coaching 1
CO504 formerly MCS 513 Coaching Approach to Leading and Managing 1
CO505 formerly MCS 514 Coaching in Congregations for Spiritual Development 1
CO506 formerly MCS 515 Coaching and a Brain-Based Approach to Learning 1
CO507 formerly MCS 516 Using Assessments, Inventories and Tools in Coaching 1
CO508 formerly MCS 517 The Language of Coaching 1
CO509 formerly MCS 518 Growing Your Coaching Practice 1
Special Topics in Coaching May Be Added Year to Year - See Training Schedule
Coaching Supervision: 1 credit
CO530 formerly MCS 519 Coaching Supervision 1

Phase 2: Coach Certification

Students complete six coaching sessions with feedback from a mentor coach. Following completion of the coach training, supervision, and mentor coaching, students submit two assessment exam recordings (30 minutes each) which are graded for International Coach Federation PCC level coaching competency standards.