This Certificate provides training for women in leadership, contemporary issues in higher education, interpersonal dynamics, ethics, and institutional advancement and governance. Graduates will be able to assume leadership positions in higher education, up to and including the level of President. Initial funding for the Certificate has been provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The program is led by a team of experts with proven knowledge and leadership in senior administration at HBCUs, multicultural education, academic programming in leadership, and gender psychology.
This is a non-licensure, 16 credit hour, one-year certificate program. This post-graduate program will be presented in a unique online format tailored to the needs of busy academic professionals. Coursework will be offered primarily online, with face-to-face residencies in Washington, D.C. and mandatory Capstone experiences that include personalized coaching.
The purpose of this program is to increase the pool of women, especially women of color, in the STEM disciplines who are well prepared in the science of academic leadership for leadership roles in STEM and other institutional roles at HBCUs.
Course descriptions and sequences for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Leadership can be found here.