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Iowa College & Career Readiness Academy

Iowa College & Career Readiness Academy


Iowa’s Only College Access Training Program
 

WHAT: A suite of Iowa-specific online courses for college access and success professionals

HOW: Enables educators, school counselors and administrators to provide equitable postsecondary opportunities for all students

WHY: School counselors and other educators are crucial to Iowa students’ postsecondary access and success

Iowa College & Career Readiness Academy graduates help their schools and districts develop practices that lead to postsecondary success, ensuring that all students—especially low-income and first-generation—have access to postsecondary opportunities. Participants learn to effectively prepare students for education beyond high school, whether through on-the-job training or at a trade school, college or university.

These are Iowa’s only online interactive college and career courses, developed by our state’s professionals and based on current data. Iowa College & Career Readiness Academy is open to anyone working in the college access field. Participants earn a certificate and can also earn license renewal or graduate credit.

COURSES

  • Iowa College & Career Readiness Academy 101: FOUNDATIONS OF COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS IN IOWA*

Description: Provides an overview of the current state of college and career readiness in Iowa for all participants; prerequisite for all other College & Career Readiness Academy courses. (2 credits)
Dates: November 12, 2018-December 30, 2018 (online)
Registration Deadline: November 5, 2018
Registration: Sign up here.

  • Iowa College & Career Readiness Academy 201: CREATING IOWA’S COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS CULTURE*

Description: Focuses on the distinct yet interrelated roles of teachers, school counselors and administrators in creating the systems that support a college and career readiness culture; includes emphases on equity and utilizing district plans. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: 101
Registration: Sign up here to receive a notification when registration opens.

  • Iowa College & Career Readiness Academy 301: SYSTEMS AND OPTIMIZATION*

Description: Explores the necessary systems and structures for student college and career readiness, including Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Individual Career and Academic Planning (ICAP) requirements, advisories, financial aid, college admissions, equity and transition. (3 credits)
Prerequisites: 101 & 201
Registration: Sign up here to receive a notification when registration opens.

  • Iowa College & Career Readiness Academy 401: PLANNING AND THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR’S ROLE IN ICAP ADVISING**

Description: Targets school counselors’ role in ICAP counseling and career planning, transitions, postsecondary opportunities and issues of equity relative to special populations. (2 credits)
Prerequisite: 101
Registration: Sign up here to receive a notification when registration opens.

  • Iowa College & Career Readiness Academy 501: PLANNING, ACCESSING AND FINANCING POSTSECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES**

Description: Prepares college access professionals to support students and families as they navigate the complexities of applying to and financing opportunities at postsecondary institutions. (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: 101
Registration: Sign up here to receive a notification when registration opens.

*Iowa College Aid will confer a College Access Professional Certificate to individuals who successfully complete these three courses.
**Participants who complete these two courses, in addition to the first three, will earn the College Access Specialist Certificate.

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