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Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration

The Higher Education Administration Certificate focuses on the analysis of different organizational, communication and management styles in higher education. Students will compare and contrast theories of building consensus and teams, evaluate pedagogical models for curriculum development and analyze strategic planning involved in the selection, recruitment and selection process in institutions of higher learning.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze different organizational, communication, and management styles in higher education
  2. Critically analyze the historical and current mission and organization of community colleges
  3. Analyze strategic planning involved in the selection, recruitment and selection process in institutions of higher learning
  4. Design training, development, and performance appraisals to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration
12 Credits
Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission into the certificate program, prospective students must:

  • Have earned the equivalent of a US Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Submit official transcripts from the bachelor degree-awarding institution(s), and any post-bachelor degree institution including any master’s degrees or credits. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a University acceptable agency.
  • Have a Cumulative Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Tuition & Cost

Per Credit Hour: $325
Estimated Tuition: $3,900

Completion Time

2 semesters/4 months

Courses

MAE 591: Higher Education Administration and Leadership

The course focuses on strategic leadership and decision making, specifically in the context of the higher educational setting. The course examines contemporary leadership theories, with emphasis on transformational and transactional leadership styles. Application of principles of organizational change, team dynamics, strategic planning and other topics that a leader of higher education need to know to successfully lead organizations of higher learning.

3 Credits

MAE 592: The Community College

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the structures, functions, policies, major issues, and concerns within the community college system, and provides opportunities to engage in an amalgam of thoughtful analysis to address community college matters and issues through readings, discussions, research, and leadership.

3 Credits

MAE 594: Student Services

This course will provide a broad overview of the many functional areas of student services in higher education institutions.  Students will be in introduced to theoretical underpinnings of student services as well as reflect upon their own philosophy and values as it relates to various student services areas.  Topics to be covered include:  the historical development of higher education institutions and student services, issues impacting diverse populations and campus climate, theoretical underpinnings of student service areas, organizing and managing programs, and future developments in the field.

3 Credits

MAE 596: Human Resources Management in Higher Education

The course examines the Human Resources function in higher education and explores how Human Resources can become a transformative department.

3 Credits