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The Certificate in Transformational Coaching


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). 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-credit status are expected to give evidence of Christian faith, character, promise, and maturity. Students wanting non-credit can apply online using the auditor application pathway to enroll in classees and use the Certificate for Transformational Coaching 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.
Required Coach Training Courses: 1 credit
CO500 Introduction to Coaching 1
Restricted Coach Training Electives: 3 credits
Select 3 credits from the options below:
CO501 Coaching for Change 1
CO502 Life and Personal Coaching 1
CO503 Coaching Approach to Leading and Managing 1
CO504 Coaching Spiritual Transformation 1
CO505 Coaching and a Brain-Based Approach to Learning 1
CO506 Using Assessments, Inventories and Tools in Coaching 1
CO507 The Language of Coaching 1
Special Topics in Coaching (offered occasionally—see training schedule)
Coaching Supervision: 1 credit
CO530 Coaching Supervision 1

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 one recording (30 minutes) demontrating ACC level competencies as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Completing the CTC successfully will allow you to apply for ICF creditential using ACSTH pathway.