Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Learning

This certificate is available online.

Contact Information
Phone: (217) 206-7516

The purpose of the graduate certificate in Leadership and Learning is to provide advanced training in curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy. This program will help PK-12 teachers gain additional knowledge and skills in school improvement issues, enhancing teacher performance in addressing student needs, and the use of data-driven decision making. By completing the prescribed 16 hours, the courses have a two-fold purpose:

  1. for teachers who are looking for advanced online training without taking an entire degree, or
  2. for teachers who want the courses to be applied toward the M.A. in Education degree program.

A passing grade in an EDL course is considered to be B or above. A failing grade is given for work below that level. A maximum of eight hours of C (2.0) grades is applicable to the degree (grades of C- or lower are not accepted), provided that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is reached at time of graduation and an approved Student Petition form is on file in the Office of Records and Registration.

Required Courses

EDL 541 Educational Research Methods 4
EDL 542 Action Research for Leadership 4
EDL 543 Assessment for Learning 4
EDL 585 Foundations of Online Learning 4
Total Hours 16