Community College Leadership
Certificate Degree: Graduate Certificate Program Type: Online Interest: Educational Administration

The program is designed to develop professional leadership capabilities to meet the needs of potential and current community college leaders, who want to focus on the instructional mission of community colleges.

If you currently are, or aspire to be, in an instructional leadership appointment or a senior administrative position in a community college, this program will benefit you in both your personal and professional advancement.

Community colleges are a particular area of focus in the Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Higher Education specialization; thus, this community college leadership certificate may also be completed in conjunction with the Ed.D.

Who Should Consider This Certificate

  • individuals already employed at a community college who are looking to move into a more senior administration position
  • people who desire additional academic preparation in a leadership role
  • individuals interested in serving in an instructional leadership position in a community college

Tuition & Fees For Community College Leadership

Certificate: Application & Graduate Admission

Program & Courses

The Community College Leadership Certificate program includes:

  • 15 credit hours of graduate coursework in Educational Administration
  • Involvement in professional development activities offered by associations related to the community college
  • Support of an institutional sponsor or mentor from the employing institution
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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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