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Prepare to lead and implement change in your institution.

With good leadership, lessons aren’t forced—they are developed, fostered, and encouraged. Education leaders are under constantly shifting demands, and an effective leader must be nimble and evolve with those demands.

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy can help you build more effective management skills. In this program, educators address the needs of the dynamic, expanding, and changing higher education landscape. Educational professionals investigate solutions to today’s educational shortcomings, and assess the relevance of current models in relation to the needs of the current climate.

Challenge yourself personally and professionally to lead and manage institutional change.

Credits from the Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy can be applied toward Walden’s PhD in Education program.

Curriculum

Completion Requirements

  • 20 total quarter credits

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Course Code Title Credits
EDPD 8030

Higher Education in the 21st Century

Higher education is in a period of review as it responds to global issues and often shrinking resources. This course provides educational professionals with a foundational understanding of higher education and the origins of practices and problems of educational institutions. Educational professionals investigate solutions to today's higher education issues and assess the relevance of current education models in relation to 21st-century needs.

(5 cr.)
EDPD 8031

Leading and Managing Instructional Change

The politics of education come into play as leaders work to implement innovation and change within higher education organizations. Issues such as access, funding, speed of change, priorities of diverse stakeholders, the relation of work to education, the impact of technological change, and mobility of students are examined. Leaders examine change theory. Educational professionals investigate how internal and external forces impact change and consider the global challenges in leading and managing change.

(5 cr.)
EDPD 8042

Education Law, Policy, and Governance

In this course, education professionals examine legal and ethical issues within the context of an educational setting. Supporting development of their legal reasoning skills, education professionals discuss the laws and statutes that inform policy and governance of educational organizations. They also engage in assignments that emphasize the ways ethics affect decision making, professional conduct, and educational policies when analyzing critical issues in educational leadership. 

(5 cr.)
EDPD 8033

The Politics of Higher Education: Policy Development and Implementation

This course is an introduction to the higher education politics and the policy-making process. In this course, education professionals survey the general nature of policy making with examples and readings from higher education. Key stakeholders, institutional structures, and processes in the federal, state, and local higher education policy arenas will be studied. The origins and consequences of key policy enactments affecting college access and success, instruction, performance accountability, and the economic development role of higher education are studied through scenarios and case studies.

(5 cr.)

Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total *
Tuition 20 total quarter credit hours $675 per quarter hour $13,500
Technology Fee Per quarter $160 $640


TOTAL $14,140


Transfer up to 10 credits $7,070


Total with Maximum Transfer Credits† $7,070

*The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost $1,000–1,400.

Admission Requirements

Since our certificate programs are offered at different levels, admission requirements vary. Call 855-646-5286 to find out the admission requirements for your certificate program of interest.

Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on the program you choose. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific degree programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.


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