The Post-Master’s Certificate in General Education gives you the opportunity to develop a broad base of knowledge, research and critical thinking skills as you select courses from a broad range of electives to fit your personal and professional goals.
Basis of Admission
A completed master's-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university.
Six Courses (18 credit hours) must be completed from the coursework outlined within the corresponding Post-Master's Certificate.
At the end of each Post-Master's Certificate (except where noted), students will complete a final written research project, demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action.
All courses are 8 weeks in length. Northcentral University allows 2 years to complete all Post-Master's Certificates.
ED7004 / ED7004-8
In this course, students will address legal issues pertinent to teacher, administrator, and student legal rights and responsibilities in daily school activities. Students will also review legal process, structures of the law, legislation/ litigation, and practices to avoid.
ED7008 / ED7008-8
Educating a Diversity of Students
As the United States continues to experience increasing cultural diversity, today's educators must appraise, assess, and argue the best means to reach diverse and exceptional students. Additionally, individuals differ in gender, sexual orientation, age, physical, and mental abilities. Students will choose and compare different means to address the nature of cultural diversity, its sources and importance to educators. Finally, students will organize, plan, prepare and write instructions that a district might use to meet the needs of diverse students, taking into consideration epistemological and axiological perspectives unique to each culture.
ED7012 / ED7012-8
An examination of historical and contemporary theories, models, concepts, and practices for effective and efficient approaches to leadership within organizations will be conducted in this Doctoral level course. Students will also specifically study how to effectively apply these concepts to educational settings.
ED7014 / ED7014-8
Practices in School Organization
School organizations serve as models of effective teaching and successful student engagement and learning. In this course, the doctoral student will examine the organizational structure of schools and school systems and their relationships to and effects on school programs, teaching strategies, testing and measurement, and evaluation of programs in schools. The student will consider the way schools are organized about time, space, and other resources. Organizational dynamics will be explored and there will be an opportunity to engage operational factors that influence the school climate including human resources, organizational outreach, and capacity. Finally, the student will explore stakeholder participation in organizational practice.
ED7016 / ED7016-8
Supervision and Leadership in Schools
The purpose of this doctoral-level course is to explore the theoretical framework and practical applications of supervision and leadership within the economic, social, political, and educational context of schooling. This course is designed so that students can develop a conceptual paradigm of practice to sustain reflection, build competence, enact effective supervision, and promote change. This course facilitates an understanding of development theories and collaborative planning models for enhanced professional practice. Topics include administration and supervision, research, strategies that promote growth, and differentiated supervision models. Emphasis is placed upon the student gaining a clear understanding of the interrelatedness among supervision and leadership, instruction, and assessment.
ED7017 / ED7017-8
System dynamics aims to prepare current and future managers of public educational organizations for leadership roles by focusing on the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to manage public service organizations strategically.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Post-Master's Certificate in Education tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your post-master's certificate program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s post-master's certificate costs below:
- Per credit cost: $857
- Per 3 credit course cost: $2,570
- Program cost: $15,420
- Average book cost per course: $110
- Application Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.
- Regionally Accredited
- No Physical Residency Requirements
- One-to-One Teaching
- 100% Doctoral Faculty
- Flexibility of Online Learning
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