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Educational Leadership Advanced Certificate Overview

The following is a listing, by semester, of the courses that comprise the Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership leading to a Professional Certificate as a School District Leader. Due to the rigorous content of the program, the Advanced Certificate can be completed in approximately two years, including one summer over 5 semesters.

Note: Registration for all courses requires Departmental approval. Most courses require that students participate in 6 hours of leadership experiences in districts over the course of the semester, in addition to EDL 720.

(These courses are corequisites and prerequisites for all other courses in this program.)

Semester I (fall): (6 credits)

EDL 712: Leading an Effective School District (3 hours, 3 credits)

EDL 713: Shared Decision Making and Ethics for the School District Leader (3 hours, 3 credits)

Semester II (spring): (6 credits)

EDL 714: Educational Vision, Strategic Planning, and Systematic Evaluation (3 hours, 3 credits)

EDL 715: Diversity and Educational Leadership (3 hours, 3 credits)

Semester III (summer): (6 credits)

EDL 716: Educational Governance, Policy, and Law (3 hours, 3 credits)

EDL 717: Finance, Operations, and Human Resource Management (3 hours, 3 credits)

Semester IV (fall): (6 credits)

EDL 718: Creating Effective Partnerships: Parents, Community Members, School Boards, and Other Key Stakeholders (3 hours, 3 credits)

EDL 719: Case Studies in School District Leadership (3 hours, 3 credits)

Semester V (spring): (6 credits)

EDL 720: The Leadership Experience—District/Region Level (internship/seminar–400 hours, 6 credits)

Last modified: 11/20/2014