Certificate in Community College Leadership

This certificate is designed to give the professional in the community college administration field or the student who is considering getting into the field of community college administration or management, a comprehensive understanding of the leadership, and practical application of concepts required for effective community college administration. Students will learn the current challenges facing administrators along with best practices in leadership and management to best address change and future trends. Students taking these courses will practice the management skills required in leadership positions. And, equally important, students will learn how to effectively communicate with a wide-range of stakeholders, both internal and external to the college.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge of emerging issues, leadership, organizational development, and institutional transformation
  • Gain knowledge about assessing institutional readiness, improving outcomes, cultivating public awareness and political commitment, and developing institutional capacity and commitment to introduce, foster, and sustain a student learning, equity, success, and completion agenda
  • Demonstrate the professional oral, behavioral, written, and listening communication skills required of executive-level leaders operating in different religious, political, and legal systems
  • Demonstrate an understanding about involving key stakeholders in addressing ethical issues and creating policies, programs, and practices to enhance multicultural diversity in the faculty and in the student population
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, confer about, execute, and assess programs and major initiatives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human relations issues, including employment, goal-setting, evaluation, discipline, and professional development
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and advocate effectively with media and local, state, and federal policy makers 

Mastery I in Community College Leadership

EdD Courses:  Select three courses from list below (9 credit hours required)

Mastery II in Community College Leadership

EdD Courses:  Select five courses from the list below (15 credit hours required)
ED8000College History, Mission, and Emerging Issues

3

ED8200Managing Change - Leading Institutional Transformation

3

ED8300Organization Design and Development

3

ED8400Ethics and Values

3

ED8500Governance and Administration

3

ED8600Planning, Finance, and Resource Development

3

ED8700Policy, Politics, and Public Affairs

3

ED8800Education Analytics

3

ED8900Understanding the Contemporary College Student

3