This online community college leadership graduate certificate is designed to develop professional leadership capabilities to meet the needs of potential and current community college leadership personnel. If you are, or aspire to be, in an instructional leadership appointment or a senior administrative position in a community college, this program will benefit you in both your personal and professional advancement. Students who complete the online community college leadership program will be awarded a graduate certificate from the University of Nebraska. This certificate may also be completed within the curriculum of an EdD degree.
Katherine Wesley is an assistant professor of practice in the Department of Educational Administration and the Executive Director of the National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA). As the executive director, Wesley has organized NCIA presentations on the college completion agenda and pathways and partnerships. She is also the editor of Instructional Leadership Abstracts and recently co-authored the entry on Nebraska community colleges for Fifty State Systems of Community Colleges: Mission, Governance, Funding & Accountability.
Must be from a 4-year accredited institution
(Only required if English is not your native language)
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
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Course Number: EDAD 912B
A course designed to enable the administrators to become knowledgeable of recent trends and issues in school management, finance, or other concerns affecting the administration of the public schools.
|The Community College||3|
Course Number: EDAD 923
Designed particularly for those interested in upper secondary and college levels. Junior college movement; relationship of movement to provisions for an adequate educational program; functions of the junior college; legal status and basis for extension of junior college; problems of organization, administration, and curriculum.
|Organizational Development and Change||3|
Course Number: EDAD 929
Special topics seminar.
|Teaching and Learning in the Community College||3|
Course Number: EDAD 934
This course is planned for individuals who hold or aspire to leadership positions in community colleges that focus on or support instructional programs and others who seek to learn more about this particular aspect of America’s comprehensive community colleges. The primary purpose of the course is to develop a comprehensive understanding of five aspects of the community college:Its curricular missions (general education, transfer education, career education, remedial/developmental education, community education);Its faculty and student population;Issues concerning program and curriculum development;Human resources aspects related to instructional programs (full- and part-time faculty ratios, hiring qualified adjunct faculty, faculty development programs);Issues concerning the evaluation of programs and the assessment of student outcomes.
|Workforce, Economic, & Community Development||3|
Course Number: EDAD 935
Workforce, economic, and community development represents a central mission of the community college. Community colleges provide an important means for educating citizens and preparing skilled workers to maintain the civic vitality and economic growth of their communities. EDAD 890 develops the knowledge base and capabilities needed by community college leaders to advance the workforce, economic, and community development mission of the community college. This course explores the workforce, economic and community development role of the community college within the broader context of recent economic, social, and technological changes in communities, society, and the economy and examines the how this role is integrated with, and distinct from, other community college missions. Drawing on both sound theory and best practices, course topics include the strategy, structure, funding, policy, and programs of the community college related to workforce, economic, and community development. Using both conventional and applied/experiential learning activities, students will explore leadership issues related to planning, managing, budgeting, and evaluating the effectiveness of workforce, economic, and community development programs in the community college.
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.