Jun 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College and Career Readiness Certificate

Career preparation for those making a successful transition into or back into the workforce is vital and the need for specialists who can help others develop a life-career plan is essential considering the volatile and ever-changing job market. 

The College and Career Readiness Certificate is a 15 credit-hour program designed to prepare students to excel as specialists able to utilize cutting-edge tools to provide services to people of all ages as they navigate a world of cultural diversity, global recession, and unemployment.  Additionally, it meets the needs of area schools by providing specific training to the personnel being hired or asked to work with students in the areas of college and career readiness. It also serves to help build and maintain networks between districts and industries in South Dallas.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Shelly Jackson, Phone: 972-338-1378, Email: Shelley.Jackson@untdallas.edu


Admissions Criteria

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and meet minimum admission requirements to the Graduate School: 

  • 2.80 or better overall GPA on the bachelor’s degree or
  • 3.00 or better GPA on the last 60 credit hours of the bachelor’s degree
  • 3.40 or better on a master’s degree

The College and Career Readiness Certificate may be completed as a stand-alone program or as part of a related master’s degree program. Up to 12 hours of the certificate program may be incorporated into a master’s in counseling degree with advisor approval.


Core Courses, 15 hours

Required Courses: all courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted