Higher Education Leadership
Why study Higher Education Leadership?
The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership is offered through the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH), Educational Leadership program. Educational Leadership (EDLD) is the primary discipline charged with providing foundational knowledge to educators, scholars, and future educational administrators as they pursue excellence in research, teaching, and service that addresses real world challenges and innovative solutions that build stronger academic institutions.
Decades of research and reform efforts in higher education have yielded one area of near-universal agreement-- exceptional educational institutions have excellent leaders. Effective Educational Leaders transform existing educational systems and the communities they serve, by which increasing the demand for effective and responsive professional practitioners in Higher Education. This graduate certificate is designed for graduate students, college and university administrators, school practitioners, and other working professionals with a related academic backgrounds in areas of education, organizational leadership, business and finance, educational law, public policy, and institutional research.
The graduate certificate centers on the nexus between theory and practice and explore critical issues facing higher education leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders today. Collaborations between and among faculty and students as well as linkages with practicing college and university administrators are important components of this graduate certificate.
Successful applicants will:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency and
- Have at least a B average (3.0/4.0 system) in relevant undergraduate course work or otherwise give evidence of promise that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School.
Dr. Everrett Smith, Assistant Professor, Higher Education Leadership
In order to graduate from the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, a student must:
- Complete all required course work and program requirements.
- Obtain at least a 3.0 university grade point average.
- Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
- Meet the college's residency requirement of 30 semester credit hours.
- File formal application for the degree by the posted semester of graduation deadline.
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Program Code: 18GC-LHE-GC