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Higher Education Graduate Certificate

What You’ll Study

The graduate certificate in Higher Education is uniquely designed for you to explore the curriculum and instructional practices found in colleges and universities. Take an in-depth look at college instruction including governance, curriculum, learning theories, teaching, faculty responsibilities, and instructional design. Examine the current pedagogical changes and the design of hybrid and online instruction. If you’re looking for roles in higher education, come learn how to apply the current research that supports successful learning outcomes to your higher education classroom setting. 

At Queens, you’ll work directly with faculty who have decades of teaching and research experience and have been in your current position as K-12 educators as well as coaches, facilitators, specialty leaders, and administrators. As professional developers, they work with school administrators and teachers in local districts and schools. This ensures they keep current on standards, best practices, and recent education trends. 

Our certificate program aligns with the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards and Standards for Graduate Teacher Candidates. 

Program Highlights

Number of credits: 15 credit hours

Average Completion Time: 10-12 months

Cost per credit: $550 per credit hour

Flexible Program: Online, hybrid, and in-person courses 

How Can You Use This Certificate?

No matter your professional background, our graduates are well-positioned for success and impact in a wide range of job titles:  

  • Academic Programming Specialist 
  • Admissions Officer 
  • Financial Aid Officer 

Highlighted Courses

  • Introduction to Higher Education (EDU 625) 
  • Adult Learning Theory (EDU 626) 
  • Higher Ed Instructional Strategies (EDU 627) 
  • Higher Ed Evaluation & Assessment (EDU 628) 
  • Higher Ed Internship (EDU 629) 

Program Contact

Joseph Campos, M.B.A.

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