To earn a 15-credit graduate certificate in community college leadership, you will need to take the following courses:

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • EDCC 640 The Community College (3 credits)
  • EDAC 634 The Adult Learner (3 credits)
  • EDCC 698 Community College Leadership Seminar (3 credits)

Elective Courses (6 credits)

Select 2 from the following:

  • EDCC 641 Community College and Diversity (3 credits)
  • EDAC 635 Strategies for Teaching Adults (3 credits)
  • EDAC 648 The Community Educator (3 credits)
  • EDAC 681 Managing Community Education (3 credits)
  • EDHI 609 Preparing for the Professoriate Teaching in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDHI 611 Teaching and Curriculum Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDHI 613 Administration and Finance in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDHI 675 Legal Issues (3 credits)
  • EDST 697 The Grant Process and Research (3 credits)
  • EDAC 699 Internship in Adult and Community Education (3 credits)
  • EDHI 699 Internship in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • Or, an equivalent course to be determined with your advisor

Additional Information

You will need to earn an overall GPA of 3.0 in the program to earn this certificate. Plus, no course with a grade below 2.0 can be counted toward the certificate.

Your official Ball State transcript will contain a listing of the courses taken in this program and a special designation that the certificate program has been successfully completed. You will also receive a printed certificate acknowledging your completion of the program. 

As you are working on your certificate, if you should decide to pursue a full degree program at Ball State, you can apply these courses to a master's or doctoral degree upon receiving approval by your department.