Non-degree Graduate Certificate in Community College Leadership

    Program Overview

    Community colleges are the largest higher education sector in New Jersey and throughout the country. Over 40 percent of all U.S. undergraduates are enrolled at community colleges. The self-standing Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate (CCLGC), in combination with community college administrative and/or teaching experience, will acquaint aspiring community college leaders with the history and mission of community colleges, leadership theories and practice, plus the application of those theories and practice to problem-solving in the community college sector. This 12-credit certificate program is affiliated with and administered by the Ph.D. Higher Education Program.

    CCLGC prospective students include individuals who seek to advance their careers in community college leadership and are interested in gaining knowledge and expertise in community colleges that might lead to career opportunities in the community college sector.

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    Program Details

    Application Deadline

    Dec 15 / Oct 15

    Entry Term(s)

    Fall, Spring

    Program Level

    Non-degree

    Program Type

    Certificate

    Format

    On-Campus

    Credits

    12

  • What You'll Learn

    Community colleges are the largest higher education sector in New Jersey and throughout the country. Over 40 percent of all U.S. undergraduates are enrolled at community colleges. The self-standing Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate (CCLGC), in combination with community college administrative and/or teaching experience, will acquaint aspiring community college leaders with the history and mission of community colleges, leadership theories and practice, plus the application of those theories and practice to problem-solving in the community college sector. This 12-credit certificate program is affiliated with and administered by the Ph.D. Higher Education Program. CCLGC prospective students include individuals who seek to advance their careers in community college leadership and are interested in gaining knowledge and expertise in community colleges that might lead to career opportunities in the community college sector.

  • Program Requirements

    12 Graduate Course Credits

    • 3 Credits -Higher Education Structures and Governance
    • 3 Credits – Economics and Finance of Higher Education
    • 3 Credits – Higher Education Leadership
    • 3 Credits – The Community College Sector

    Students are expected to maintain a “B” or better average. Students seeking the CCLGC must also complete an applied research project that is integrated across the four required courses—in other words, a culminating project. Under the direction of the faculty advisor, students will develop a proposal for the applied research project in the Community College Sector course (the first course taken), build on it through each of the courses in the graduate certificate curriculum, and present the completed project.

  • Careers & Outcomes

    CCLGC prospective students include individuals who seek to advance their careers in community college leadership and are interested in gaining knowledge and expertise in community colleges that might lead to career opportunities in the community college sector.

  • Admission Requirements

     

    Rutgers students enrolled in any graduate degree program may enroll in courses designated as part of the CCLGC and earn the graduate certificate. Upon completion of the curriculum requirements, the CCLGC will be recorded on the student’s academic transcript.

    Applicants who are not enrolled in a graduate degree program: Preferred qualifications for admission into the CCLGC self-standing program include an earned master’s degree plus 2-5 years of higher education experience. An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited higher education institution is required. Individuals not currently enrolled in a Rutgers graduate degree program may apply for admission to the CCLGC self-standing program by submitting:

    • Personal Statement
    • 2 Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Undergraduate Transcripts
    • Graduate Transcripts (suggested)

     

  • How to Apply

    Current Rutgers University Students:

    All applicants who are currently enrolled in a program at Rutgers University and wish to begin the certificate program while continuing their current program should contact the GSE Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS) at academic.services@gse.rutgers.edu.

    Non-Rutgers University Students:

    1. Collect the materials required for admission
    2. Submit your application online at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/
    3. Submit supporting materials online
    4. Any supporting materials that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to Graduate Admissions’ New Brunswick office. Their mailing address can be found here: https://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/about/contact-us
  • Tuition

    Tuition:

    Click here for the New Brunswick Graduate tuition rates.

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