Kepler Certificate Program

Take courses at your own pace and pay as you go. For courses that lead to a certificate acknowledging your hard work, we will keep track of your progress. The time for the live sessions may be adjusted based on where members of the class are living. Most live sessions are held on the weekends or evenings.

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The greatest collection of works on the soul come from traditional religions, which includes views on astrology. 

Instructors: Carol A. Tebbs, MA, CAP, Instructor, TA, Batya Stark, MA
5-week course
Required texts provided in the course

The sacred works from the East include an acceptance of a relationship between the cosmos and life on earth. There is a wealth of information and perspectives that can be useful in our astrological practice and when working with clients. The course introduces students to common themes found in selections from the sacred and canonized literature of three major Eastern world religions.

In the course of study students compare the sacred works according to themes such as: creation, facing great challenge, the fall of man, God’s punishment, sibling rivalry, the rewards of virtue, and the power of love.

Students will read and explore excerpts from:

  • The Rig Veda and Upanishads, Hinduism;
  • The Bhagavad-Gita and The Ramayana, Hinduism;
  • The Wheel of Life (story of Siddhartha), Buddhism;
  • The Dhammapada, Buddhism;
  • The Analects and The I-Ching, Confuscianism
  • The Tao te-Ching, Taoism, off-shoot of Confuscianism

Instructors: 

tebbs_carolCarol A. Tebbs, MA.Carol Tebbs attended Whittier College earning both BA and MA degrees in English, and shortly after, an MEd in Education. She was President of Kepler College from 2003-2006. Her 38 years of teaching Advanced Placement English to students receiving university credits is combined with her extensive Leadership Team experience in a large urban school district. As three time Accreditation Team Leader, Technology Grant Author, District Writing Program Coordinator, and District Mentor Teacher charged with training new teachers, Ms. Tebbs' experience and knowledge of the many facets of higher education complement her recent work with the College Board as a "writing assessment reader" and AP teacher trainer.

Recognized as 1999 Wal-Mart "Teacher of the Year", and 2000 District Teacher of the Year, Ms. Tebbs is annually noted in Who's Who in Education and Who's Who in the World. Ms. Tebbs recently published The Complete Book of Chart Rectification. Ms. Tebbs is also well recognized in the astrological community for over 30 years of community service as: 3 terms ISAR President and 22 years on the Board; UAC Co-founder, Board member, Board Chair and UAC '95 Coordinator. Her E-books published in 2003 include: Beyond Basics: Moving the Chart in Time and Beyond Basics: Tools for the Consulting Astrologer.

Batya StarkBatya Stark began her study of astrology in Denver (1973) with Ruth Dewey and Joyce Wehrman. She has also studied Cosmobiology with Eleanor Kimmel and Psychological Astrology with Zip Dobyns. 

Batya has lectured at both national and international conferences and written books and magazine articles. She has lived in Israel, England and Korea and taught Hebrew and Jewish studies in Denver.  Currently she lives in the desert where she knits football sweaters for chickens and writes occasionally.