At a time when government funding and philanthropic
dollars are disappearing, nonprofits say they still plan to grow their services.
So says the Urban Institute, a
nonprofit research organization based in the nation’s capital, which contends
that nonprofits will need highly skilled professionals to guide them through
This need in the nonprofit sector—and
Ball State’s 60-year history in community education—give us good reason to
offer a new graduate certificate in community education. Whether you are
employed or volunteering in the nonprofit sector, or are a graduate student in
a related program, this credential can provide you with the skills needed for
designing, implementing, and evaluating community programs.
Targeted to non-traditional
students, typically 25 or older, the community education graduate certificate
is an option for the individual searching for professional development, job
promotion, or skills development for a career change.
The graduate certificate consists
of 15 credit hours.
Mode of Delivery
You can pursue the program on
campus, off campus at Ball State locations in Indianapolis or Fishers, or a blend of
on-campus and online courses. By taking the right courses, you can complete the
program fully online.
Ruby Cain, Assistant Professor
Advisor of Adult and Community
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more about admission requirements and how to apply and the courses you will take in the certificate.