Latest Updates, Resources, and Response to COVID-19

The Certificate in Transformational Coaching

OFFERED ON THE PORTLAND, SACRAMENTO AND SAN JOSE CAMPUSES 
(Limited online offerings for audit students only)

Program Objectives

Western Seminary offers the Certificate in Transformational Coaching 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 (ICF) on the ACSTH path to the Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Additional training is available through the Advanced Certificate in Transformational Coaching that follows the CTC program that can be applied toward the ACTP path to the ACC. The certificate program can also be combined with the Master of Arts (MA) in Ministry and Leadership program and the Master of Divinity (MDiv) with electives in coaching to prepare for various leadership roles in ministry.

Students can enroll in this program for graduate credit or non-credit status.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the Certificate in Transformational Coaching for graduate credit are expected to present a baccalaureate degree 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 entering the Certificate in Transformational Coaching on a non-graduate degree status are expected to give evidence of Christian faith, character, promise, and maturity. Students wanting to establish an audit account and register for classes and will fill out the CTC application for entry to the program.

Certificate in Transformational Coaching Requirements

Please note: There are three components to the certificate: coach training, coaching supervision, and coach certification. Once you have completed the requirements below, are assessed, and apply for certification, you are then awarded the CTC certificate which can be used to apply for credentialing with the International Coach Federation using the ACSTH pathway.
Required Coach Training Course: 1 credit
CO200 Introduction to Coaching 1
Restricted Coach Training Electives: 3 credits
Select 3 credits from the options below:
CO201 Coaching Change, Transition, and Transformation 1
CO202 Life and Personal Coaching 1
CO203 Coaching Approach to Leading and Managing 1
CO204 Coaching for Spiritual Transformation 1
CO205 Coaching and a Brain-Based Approach to Learning 1
CO206 Using Assessments, Inventories, and Tools in Coaching 1
CO207 The Language of Coaching 1
CO209 Coaching Through Conflict 1
CO270 Special Topics in Coaching (offered occasionally—see training schedule)
Coaching Supervision: 2 credits
CO229 CTC Competencies Assessment 1
CO230 Coaching Supervision 1
Coaching Experience: 30 hours
Logged Coaching Experience Hours

Coach Certification

Following the completion of the coach training, supervision, and mentor coaching, students submit one assessment exam recording (30 minutes) demonstrating ACC level competencies as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Completing the CTC successfully will allow you to apply for ICF credential using ACSTH pathway. Completing the additional Advanced CTC successfully will allow you to apply for ICF ACC credential using the Approved Coach Training Program (ACTP) pathway.