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The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences: Certificates:
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership for Student Success

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership for Student Success

This program is not currently accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership for Student Success is intended to prepare educators to develop and lead higher education programs and services that can improve outcomes for an increasingly diverse student population. Learners examine the history and structure of the U.S. higher education system, as well as factors affecting student success, engagement, and retention. Coursework explores fundamental principles of adult learning, best practices for student success, methodologies for meeting the needs of underprepared and first-generation higher education students, and strategies for leading the institutional changes necessary to improve student outcomes. This program is designed to prepare leaders who can help higher education institutions meet their students’ needs more effectively and cost-efficiently. Learners can apply the credits they earn in this certificate program toward Walden’s MS in Higher Education with a specialization in Leadership for Student Success.

Certificate Requirements

  • 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits
Semester 1

EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and Diversity

3 semester credits

EDUC 6263 - Best Practices for Student Success

3 semester credits
Semester 2

EDUC 6751 - Creating Supportive Learning and Service Environments

3 semester credits

EDUC 6752 - Leading Change in Student Support Programs

3 semester credits