Educational and Psychological Studies
Higher Education Administration/Student Life & Development
As higher education has become vital to social and economic achievement in this country, the need is growing for versatile administrators skilled in working with students of diverse backgrounds and using resources amid constant change. Our 12-credit-minimum certificate program in student life and development is designed for working professionals who have master’s degrees and seek career-enhancing insights, skills, and credentials.
The program is focused on students’ transition and adjustment to college and on elements of the college environment that enhance their academic achievement and personal development and well-being.
A minimum of 12 credits must be earned for certification. Nine credits are from the core courses in the student life & development concentration of the master’s degree program; another 3 credits are earned in the Group Dynamics and Communication Skills course from the counseling and advising component of the master’s program. An additional course or courses may be required to attain certification in student life & development, depending on your experience and prior coursework.
The Certificate can be integrated into the Master’s Program in Higher Education Administration. It can be completed in addition to or after completion of a Master’s Program in Higher Education Administration, or a related field.