Graduate Certificate Program in Educational Leadership
Note: Offered only through the international programs of the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership is designed to provide qualified and experienced educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume leadership positions in schools. This certificate does not lead to teacher licensure in Massachusetts. The program emphasizes the role of school leader as collaborator and creator of a supportive and stimulating environment for students and teachers.
The following four (4) courses are required for the Certificate in Educational Leadership.
- EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation
- EDLE 938 Technological Applications for School Leaders
- EDLE 986 Collaborative Leadership and Organizational Change
- EDLE 987 Supervision and Staff Development
I. The applicant must have a U.S. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent if one holds a foreign degree.
II. The applicant should have a preferred overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
III. A resume showing at least three years of full-time successful classroom teaching experience (excluding substitute or part-time teaching).
No transfer credit is allowed in this certificate program.
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership Program, students will have acquired the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective school leader. The following goals will be achieved:
- Identify all aspects of research and evaluation in school’s setting.
- Integrate into practice the technology applications.
- Comprehend collaborative leadership approaches and organizational change.
- Communicate effectively with staff and all stakeholders.