Help your institution evolve to meet the changing needs of higher education.
Effective leadership is about exploring strategies to help boost and inspire positive change. Whether you’re looking to grow in your current role or pursue an exciting new opportunity, earning a Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Management will better prepare you to help lead your institution forward.
In this certificate program, educators gain the knowledge they need to lead meaningful and sustainable practices in their organization. Coursework focuses on current policies and practices in the field, and topics include managing resources, strategic planning, program evaluation, and leading institutional change.
Credits from the Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Management can be applied toward Walden’s Doctor of Education (EdD) program.
- 20 quarter credits
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
Higher Education in the 21st Century
Higher education is in a period of review as it responds to global issues and often shrinking resources. In this course, education professionals are provided with a foundational understanding of higher education and the origins of practices and problems of educational institutions. Education professionals investigate solutions to today's higher education issues and assess the relevance of current education models in relation to 21st-century needs.
Leading and Managing Instructional Change
The politics of education come into play as leaders work to implement innovation and change within higher education organizations. Issues such as access, funding, speed of change, priorities of diverse stakeholders, the relation of work to education, the impact of technological change, and mobility of students are examined. Leaders examine change theory. Education professionals also investigate how internal and external forces impact change and consider the global challenges in leading and managing change.
Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation in Higher Education
Effective leaders are expected to be creative thinkers, able to anticipate and react quickly to the ever-changing landscape of higher education. Strategic planning and program evaluation are necessary components for leading and managing successful higher education institutions. In this course, principles of effective change process are emphasized from both the macro- and micro-level perspectives. Developing collaborative educators in the evaluation and transformational process of strategic planning is a key objective of this course, with emphasis on in-depth analysis of the paradigms, processes, and components of change.
Managing Resources in Higher Education
Managing resources—financial, technological, human, and intellectual—is one of the higher education leader's most significant concerns. Education professionals explore and apply principles that can help leaders in higher education effectively, plan, prioritize, allocate, and track the use of resources toward achieving learning-focused goals. Understanding efficiency, productivity, and sustainability in higher education is a key goal of the course as education professionals learn various ways to maximize resources across the institution. Activities include analysis of various budgeting, planning, and fundraising strategies and how these can be used to identify new and reallocated resources to enable growth and sustainability of quality programs.
Tuition and Fees
|Tuition||20 quarter credit hours||$605 per quarter hour||$12,100|
|Technology Fee||Per quarter||$160||$640|
*The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost $1,000–1,400.
Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.
*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.Find Ways to Save
Since our certificate programs are offered at different levels, admission requirements vary. Call 855-646-5286 to find out the admission requirements for your certificate program of interest.
Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on the program you choose. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific degree programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.
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