CTC Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer courses online?  
The CTC does not offer online courses due to our enhanced onsite learning experience along with reflection and networking to form new relationships between colleagues in the international school arena.

Do you offer any tuition discounts for the courses?
The CTC offers a unique discount to faculty of schools who are members of the Principals Training Center (PTC).  Contact your school to inquire on their membership status, or click here to see if you're school is a PTC member.

I’m a teacher and have a degree in something other than teaching. Can I still get my certificate of international counseling with the CTC?
Yes, if you complete three courses with the CTC, you will be awarded the CTC's Certificate of International School Teaching.

What are the benefits of a CTC certificate? How do I get the certificate? How long will it take?
Participants who successfully complete three (3) courses * will receive the Certificate of International School Counseling. The certificate will be a recognition of engagement in training designed particularly for counselors working in the international school setting. Taking 2 courses per summer, the CTC's Certificate program can be completed in as early as 2 summers. See CTC Certificate Information.
* As of summer 2017 four courses will be required for the certificate

Is the certificate recognized as a counseling certification for a state in the US?
No. US teacher certification is granted only by each state and all states have different requirement. You will need to contact that state directly to inquire on the procedure to apply for U.S. teacher certification. With the exception of Virginia, you must be US citizen.
What type of background or degree is required to attend CTC courses? Do you accept people with degrees and work in fields other that education?
The CTC is dedicated to professional development for those currently counseling or are about to counsel or teach in international schools.  All CTC courses are oriented to the international setting and you would need to feel comfortable with that orientation in each course.
I teach at in the US public school system (or I’m retired from the US public school system). I am interested in teaching abroad. Do I qualify for one of your courses?
Our CTC course are geared towards those who are already working in international schools or who are about to enter their first job in one.  Occasionally we have had a counselor from the US or some other country who has only worked in their own national system.  So, yes, you could potentially come, although we do give priority to our member schools as well as those already in an international setting.

Are CTC courses for counselors only? Can teachers participate as well?
Yes, our courses are open to counselors and teachers. Depending on your needs, please check both the PTC course descriptions, TTC course descriptions and the CTC course descriptions.