2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) 
    Sep 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Evidence-Based Coaching - MS in I/O Psychology

The specialization in Evidence-Based Coaching prepares students to be professional coaches who can assist organizations and individuals meet professional and personal goals. The curriculum is aligned with the Board Certified Coach (BCC) requirements, enabling students to learn research-based practices about growth and development that can make a real difference in people’s lives. The multidisciplinary approach develops coaching competencies applicable to a variety of corporate, health and wellness, and career settings. Upon completion of the program, including 30 hours of coaching experience integrated into Walden’s unique virtual residency, students will be eligible to sit for the Board Certified Coach examination. The program consists of three courses and a synchronous Virtual Residency and real-time voice to voice (V2V) skill training sessions that are aligned with Board Certified Coach (BCC) requirements.

Note on Certification

The MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology – Evidence-Based Coaching specializations have been designed to prepare students to sit for the national Board Certified Coach Examination (BCCE), which is administered by the Center for Credentialing and Education. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. Students must contact the Center for Credentialing and Education directly after completing all of the application requirements to apply to take the exam, which is administered via computer-based testing (CBT) at numerous centers worldwide. For more information regarding the application process please see http://www.cce-global.org/Credentialing/BCC/Exam. As academic requirements may change, students are encouraged to check the Center for Credentialing and Education on a regular basis.