Graduate Certificate Program in Educational Leadership

Note: Offered only through the international programs of the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center. Open only to educators/professionals living and working overseas. IEP-facilitated courses are not available to domestic students.

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. It does not have any attachments such as licensure.

Curriculum Requirements

The following four (4) courses are required for the Certificate in Educational Leadership.

Admission Requirements

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).

Transfer Credit

No transfer credit is allowed in this certificate program.

Learning Outcomes

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.