Graduate Certificate Summary
DescriptionThe Community College Leadership Certificate is a special program of 15 credit hours of graduate course work in educational leadership. The program is designed to develop professional leadership capabilities to meet the needs of potential and current community college leadership personnel. Students who complete the program will be awarded a Certificate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The program has the potential to serve a variety of people interested in leadership roles in community colleges. The program can serve those who are just beginning their career in community college administration as well as those who are in leadership positions and need or desire additional preparation.
Distance Education OpportunitiesAll five courses required for this program are completed online.
Community College Leadership
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission for a graduate certificate objective
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program, because a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
See also: steps to admission.
Required by the Department for this Certificate
- Department Certificate Application Form
- Letter of application
- Personal vitae/resume
- Essay/goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- Registration form
Application DeadlineRolling admissions; contact department for more information.
CoursesThe Community College Leadership Certificate is a 15 credit hour program. To earn the Certificate, participants must first be admitted to the program and then complete the five designated courses, 3 credit hours each, in the Department of Educational Administration (EDAD).
RequiredEDAD 890 - Workforce, Economic, and Community Development
EDAD 893 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College
EDAD 910 - The Higher Education Environment
EDAD 923 - The Community College
EDAD 966 - Community College Leadership
More Course InformationThe Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, prerequisites, degree program requirements, and more.
The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors when this course is offered.
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