Graduate Certificate – Educational Leadership for Independent Schools

This program is for directors, heads of schools, principals, and other leadership-minded professionals currently employed in a K–12 independent school. Graduates enhance and refine their skills in management, supervision, strategic planning, conflict management, and fundraising to become more effective educational leaders.

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Contact Us

Annette C. Anderson, PhD

Faculty Lead
Annette Campbell Anderson, PhD
annette.anderson@jhu.edu

Liesl McNeal
Sr. Academic Program Coordinator
Liesl McNeal
410-516-9759
lmcneal@jhu.edu

Graduate Certificate – Educational Leadership for Independent Schools

At A Glance*

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Format

PART-TIME

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Location

BALTIMORE
COLUMBIA, MD

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Credits

15

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Start Term 

SUMMER
SPRING
FALL 

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Completion Time

3 Years

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Application Deadline

ROLLING

*Information for students entering program for academic year 2020-2021

Application Requirements and Deadlines
Graduate Certificate: Educational Leadership for Independent Schools
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change for ensuing academic years, and will be updated on the School of Education website accordingly.

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Graduate Certificate – Educational Leadership for Independent Schools

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership for Independent Schools program is for directors, heads of schools, principals, and other leadership-minded professionals who manage independent schools. Candidates must be educational professionals employed in a K–12 independent school.

Graduates refine their management skills, including supervising personnel, strategic planning, conflict management, and fundraising. They gain a deeper understanding of school budgets to support faculty and staff in meeting instructional goals, as well as the general principles of budget development, and strategies for communicating budgetary issues to various stakeholders, including boards of directors, families, and staff.

Candidates apply policy and laws to emerging issues, gain proficiency in technology for instruction and administration, and grow to be effective mentors and supervisors of faculty and staff. Participants also learn to work with faculty, students, staff, parents, and communities of diverse cultures and socioeconomic status. Students in the certificate program earn 15 graduate credits, which can be applied toward the Master of Science in Education degree in Educational Studies with a concentration in School Administration and Supervision.

Graduate Certificate – Educational Leadership for Independent Schools

CORE FACULTY

Annette C. Anderson, PhD

Annette Campbell Anderson

Graduate Certificate – Educational Leadership for Independent Schools

PROGRAM PLAN

Program Requirements

Applicants to this certificate program must be educational professionals employed in a K–12 independent school. They must also complete an interview with the faculty adviser for the program before admission can be granted.

Coursework

The certificate program comprises 15 graduate credits with the option of applying them to the 33- to 39-credit Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Educational Studies (Individualized Interdisciplinary Program of Study).

Requirements courses

(15 credits hours)

851.642 Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Independent Schools

851.643 Supervision and Professional Development for Personnel in Independent Schools

851.644 Public Relations, Marketing, and Fund Raising for Independent Schools

851.645 Governance of Independent Schools

851.646 Business Management and Finance for Independent Schools

Course Information

Course descriptions, locations, and availability

Graduate Certificate – Educational Leadership for Independent Schools

WHAT TO EXPECT

Goals

The goal of this program is to allow students to develop expertise in one or two areas of education while also retaining a broad focus on educational practice and systems.

Student outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Gain a deep understanding of school budgets, general principles of budget development, and strategies for communicating budgetary issues to their constituencies.
  • Develop budgets for their schools that support faculty and staff in meeting their instructional goals.
  • Communicate effectively to various stakeholders including boards of directors, families, and staff.
  • Become more proficient supervisors and professional developers with teachers and staff.
  • Become more competent consumers and producers of research that is relevant to their jobs.
  • Function more effectively and sensitively with faculty, students, staff, parents, and communities of diverse cultures and socioeconomic status.
  • Enhance and refine their management skills, including supervision of personnel, strategic planning, conflict management, and fundraising.
  • Improve their application of policy and laws to problems or issues that emerge.
  • Become competent instructional leaders through the analysis and use of data about their schools and their communities.
  • Build proficiency in the use of technology for instruction and administration.
  • Become effective mentors and supervisors for their faculty and staff.
  • Work effectively as part of a team and develop teams of teachers who provide participatory and democratic leadership to the school.

Graduate Certificate – Educational Leadership for Independent Schools

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, the JHU School of Education is required to disclose select information for all Title IV eligible gainful employment (GE) programs. To see the most recent data available for this GE program, please view the attached disclosure.

Gainful Employment Disclosure – 2019

Program Name: Graduate Certificate – Educational Leadership for Independent Schools

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $13,365 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ [XX,XXX] of debt.

Too few graduates to report median debt.

Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: Maryland

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.

Graduate Certificate – Educational Leadership for Independent Schools

STATE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR ONLINE STUDENTS

Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.