Academic Life Coaching

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Launch Your Academic Life Coaching Career

Become an Academic Life Coach in as little as 6 months.

CTEDU is a pioneer in the field of coaching for students.

The Academic Life Coaching Program is an ICF-accredited training program specializing in training people to work with middle school, high school, and college students. The training is for individuals, teams, and organizations who want to add a complete coaching skillset to empower students and young adults with the insights needed to lead impactful lives.

Independent Practice

Start your own independent practice with confidence to help students succeed and to support young adults on their growth journey. The ALC program includes ICF-accredited coach training along with the tools to gain clients such as business building guides and client workbooks.

School Coach

Change the culture in schools with your coaching skillset.  As the Academic Life Coach field grows more schools and non-profits are looking to hire coaches to work directly with students. An Academic Life Coach Certification opens the doors for these kinds of opportunities. 

Training for Your Advising Team

Teamwork makes the dreamwork. Equip your entire team with a coaching skillset and the tools so they can effectively engage and inspire the young adults they work with.  Together, your team will grow personally and professionally fostering meaningful connections. 

The 5 Elements of the Academic Coach Training Program


Cultivate Your Coaching Strengths. By design, the ALC program is highly interactive. You’ll coach and be coached every training session. You’ll find your coaching strengths and and develop your own style of academic coaching.


Career Growth with Purpose. Whether you choose to launch a coaching practice or coach in a school, your training equips you with the tools and best practices to achieve lasting positive impact. 


Experience, Context & Specific Tools. The ALC program is the pioneer in adapting life coaching tools for students. These added tools can make all the difference in building meaningful connection with students. 


Resting on a Foundation. The ALC program consists of core coaching concepts and standards set by the International Coach Federation (ICF). 


Theory of Positive Psychology: From looking at self-theories to elements of flourishing, your coach training rests on a solid foundation of theory and practice developed by positive psychology. 

Academic Coach Training & Certification Paths

Associate Coach Certification (65% of coaches choose this option.)

Associate Level includes 1.0 Academic Coach Training and Mentor Coaching. It’s an ICF Accredited program designed to equip you with the skills and tools to work with students or schools to help them learn the socio-emotional skills necessary to make a difference in people’s lives. 

Professional Level (About 30% of coaches choose this option.)

Professional level adds the 2.0 Advanced Coach Training. It’s a course designed to give you deeper insight into your coaching style and strengths. Including more concepts from positive psychology and more coaching tools.

Master Level (Fewer than 5% of coaches choose this option.)

Master level provides a variety of electives so you can choose a collection of courses that will provide you with the resources, tools, and best practices for your unique coaching approach and desired professional goals.

Master level adds more courses including Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity as well as Teams & Relationships to meet the 200 hour training requirements and ensure a mastery of coaching concepts.

“I can’t speak highly enough of it. Coach Training EDU was so influential for me. It gave me a great foundation to launch everything ever since.”

-Sam Moinet | U.K.

Sam Moinet, CTEDU Certified Academic Coach, launched his own coaching practice, Student Breakthrough. His mission is to coach students on mental health, confidence and motivation serving schools based in the U.K.

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Academic Coach Training & Certification Paths

Step 01

Request an Info Packet. And in the meantime, you can check out the FAQs, the Tuition & Pricing page, and the Schedule page.

Step 02

Speak to an Advisor. Get all your questions answered. Here’s the 3 Essential Considerations when choosing a coaching school to use as a guide.

Step 03

Attend a FREE Sample Training Class. A coaching program is an investment in time, money, and energy. This course is designed to give you a firsthand experience of what training with CTEDU is like.