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Distinguished Professor John Ashcroft with students: Explore the Certificate in the Law and Higher Education offered by Regent University.

Certificate in the Law & Higher Education

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The Law & Higher Education Certificate is an online program designed for higher education administrators who desire to learn more about important legal considerations. You will inform your professional practice as you study constitutional and contract law as you create a foundation upon which to understand higher education law, whether for public or private institutions.

  • Complete nine credit hours in as little as 16 weeks.
  • Master topics including contracts, constitutional law & policy, and the law & governance of higher education.
  • Students may begin in spring, summer or fall semesters.

This certificate may help advance your career in teaching and administration by equipping you as an expert in your field.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Provides historical and contemporary legal issues that have and will continue to shape colleges and universities today. Discusses legal issues regarding the college and trustees, administrators and staff. Investigates the legal basis of higher education in the United States to include constitutional provisions and federal statutes that influence higher education policy. Prepares emergent administrators for preventative law measures in an increasing litigious environment. Cross-listed with GOV 628 and EHEA 803.

Common law of contracts, and the principles controlling the formation, performance and termination of contracts (offer, acceptance, consideration, conditions, material breach, damages, third party beneficiaries, assignment, statute of frauds and statutory variances from the common law). Cross-listed with MLAW 521 and GOV 618.

Considers the Bill of Rights (including the delicate relationship between church & state, freedom of speech and freedom of worship), the rights of liberty, equal protection and due process arising from the 14th Amendment, and the subsequent rise and effects of judicial policy-making (including the “right to privacy,” the “right to intimate sexual choice,” and the “right to die”). Cross-listed with GOV 620 and MLAW 620.

In this exploding age of information, it is the objective of the library faculty to prepare graduates to be on the cutting edge of information technology. Information literacy is the ability to effectively access information for problem solving and decision-making; thus, the knowledge and abilities you glean from this course will open doors to lifelong learning. It is imperative for graduate study research. Since the information learned in this course is a vital foundation for all other coursework, its completion is required within the first semester of study. The course takes approximately ten hours to complete.

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

Application Process – Law & Higher Education Certificate

  1. Submit your online application. Please apply for Graduate level, then choose Online, Desired Program: Certificate of Graduate Studies in Education, Major: Law & Higher Learning Certificate. Indicate the term you want to begin the course and Part-time.
  2. Provide your unofficial college transcripts. We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf once you have registered for your first semester.

    If you have an unofficial copy of your college transcripts, please email those to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: EDU Certificate Application Pieces.

    If you are an international student, or you earned college credit at non-US institutions, please submit your transcripts for a third-party course-by-course evaluation. Learn more and find recommended agencies.

  3. Complete your admissions questionnaire. In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.
CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Certificate in the Law & Higher Education$2009$1,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Autism$20012$2,400
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Christian Education$2009$1,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in eLearning Design$20010$2,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gifted & Talented Education for Teachers$20012-14$2,400-$2,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)$20010$2,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate$20015-18$3,000-$3,600
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – K-12$20015$3,000
Post-Master's Certificate in Advancing Leadership (CAL)$2009$1,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
Library Orientation$50 (one-time)
CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Certificate in the Law & Higher Education$2009$1,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Autism$20012$2,400
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Christian Education$2009$1,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in eLearning Design$20010$2,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gifted & Talented Education for Teachers$20012-14$2,400-$2,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)$20010$2,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate$20015-18$3,000-$3,600
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – K-12$20015$3,000
Post-Master's Certificate in Advancing Leadership (CAL)$2009$1,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$600
Library Orientation$50 (one-time)

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

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