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Higher Education Leadership and Administration Graduate Certificate

School of Education

Courses

Total program credits needed for graduation: 20

One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

Core Courses

Five required courses, 20 quarter credits

ED5010 Foundations for Master's Studies in Education 4 quarter credits
ED5012* Overview of Higher Education 4 quarter credits
ED5570 History, Issues, and Trends in Higher Education 4 quarter credits
ED7540 Leadership in Higher Education 4 quarter credits
ED6562* Comprehensive Community Colleges OR 4 quarter credits
ED6572* Organization and Functions of Higher Education 4 quarter credits

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, other professional credential, or salary advancement. State licensing regulations and professional standards vary; learners are responsible for understanding and complying with the requirements of the state in which they intend to work. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website (www.capella.edu). Teachers are advised to contact their school district to determine whether a program may qualify for salary advancement.

What Can I Expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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