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. 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

Once you have completed requirements below, are assessed, and apply for certification, you are then awarded the CTC certificate which can then 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 in Congregations for Spiritual Development 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
Special Topics in Coaching (offered occasionally—see training schedule)
Coaching Supervision: 1 credit
CO230 Coaching Supervision 1
Coaching Experience: 30 hours
Logged Coaching Experience Hours

Coach Certification

Following completion of the coach training and supervision, students submit one assessment exam recording (30 minutes) which are graded for International Coach Federation ACC level coaching competency standards. Completing the CTC successfully will allow you to apply for ICF ACC credential using the 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.