2020-21 Catalogs

Certificate of Graduate Study in Professional Leadership Education

In order to meet the void of professional credentialing of leadership educators, this unique, 12-credit, post-baccalaureate certificate draws faculty and professionals in curricular and co-curricular higher education contexts who are interested in developing their capacity to design, deliver, and evaluate postsecondary leadership education programs.  The certificate begins with a solid, advanced-level grounding in leadership, group, and organizational theory, and continues through two chief courses focused on leadership curriculum, program design, and evaluation, as well as the practice of teaching, learning, and assessment in leadership education programs, respectively.

Students who earn this certificate will...

  • Increase their knowledge of theories of leadership and leadership contexts
  • Improve their capacity to design, deliver, and evaluate leadership education programs in higher education
  • Develop experientially focused teaching and facilitation skills, including a variety of instructional and assessment strategies, for delivering leadership education programs in curricular and co-curricular contexts

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Professional Leadership Education is available in a fully asynchronous online format (100% of course activities online and no on-campus requirements).  Additionally, two of the required courses--LOS 500 and 501--are also available in a blended format (at least 50% of the coursework online with class meetings that can be attended in person on campus or virtually via web conferencing). Blended courses meet on our Portland campus. For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (207) 780-4386 or email usmgrad@maine.edu.

Certificate Requires 12 credits

LOS 500 Foundations of Leadership Studies I: Theory and Practice 3 cr

LOS 501 Foundations of Leadership Studies II: Theory & Practice 3 cr

LOS 626 Leadership Program Design and Evaluation 3 cr

LOS 627 Leadership Education 3 cr