Higher Education Leadership Certificate
Pursue a Leadership Role in Higher Education
Academic programs, working adult learners, online platforms, international students, dorm life, classes, grades and more—the world of higher education is a roller coaster of change. Students come to your educational institution’s student services department with issues, problems and challenges of all shapes and sizes. They need a calm, trained and helpful professional to guide them around obstacles and on to success, in and out of the classroom. If you have a desire to make a real difference in your student services department, and your career, the Higher Education Leadership Certificate program could be for you.
Why Choose a Certificate Program?
Not everyone is ready to commit to a full graduate degree. For them, a certificate program is the logical next step for their career path.
At Lewis University, our 18-credit-hour graduate certificate program in Higher Education Leadership can be completed in just 12 months. It offers an accelerated eight-week session format with the in-depth instruction you need to help you move from enrollment to career opportunities as soon as possible. And if you change your mind, you can apply the credit you earn toward our full Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program.
Grow Career-Relevant Skills
Are you ready to pursue leadership opportunities in student services—from advising to management? In this program, you’ll develop essential skills specifically applicable to university-level leadership roles. Learn what it takes to more effectively manage students’ non-education needs, such as financial aid, residences and admissions. With courses in leading change, planning strategically and principles of higher education, you’ll be well prepared to manage students’ non-education needs, such as financial aid, residences and admissions.
Your certificate program will help equip you with a diverse skillset to lead, inspire and transform others to rise above the obstacles that challenge them. Career opportunities can include:
- Financial Aid Representative
- Student Services Director
- Director of Admissions
Why Lewis University?
Online and On-ground Options
Each of our programs were intentionally developed to meet the needs of busy, working adults.
Coursework is based on real-world situations, providing an education that is immediately applicable on the job.
Learn from administrative experts, professionals with leadership experience in relevant higher education roles.