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Certificate of Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership

August 19, 2024
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The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership is designed for educators who are interested in advancing into an administrative or supervisory role and becoming more influential in the field of education. The 12-credit hour program offers busy teachers and administrators the flexibility to advance their careers while working full-time.*

What to Expect from Your Program

  • Develop the fundamental skills required to create and implement your vision as an educational leader.
  • Explore the intersection of technology, administrative science, human resources, law, facilities management, student learning, organizational management, policy, ethics, and other dimensions related to educational leadership.
  • Learn strategies for obtaining and retaining influence on school leadership teams.

The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership can help you advance your career in education and become an effective leader in the field.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

*The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership does not guarantee endorsement in VA.

Collaboratively and strategically evaluate, develop, and implement an ethical, systematic core set of values, knowledge, and skills that promote continuous school improvement and student academic success and well-being. Includes problem-solving techniques and change processes as part of a philosophy of educational leadership. Cross-listed with EADM 701.
Professional competence through engagement in recruiting, selecting, hiring, and retaining staff and professional learning designed to promote reflection, cultural responsiveness, distributed leadership, digital literacy, school improvement, and student and staff success. Includes human resources management, professional development models, evaluation, motivational change theories, and conflict resolution. Cross-listed with EADM 726.
Understanding school law and demonstrating the capacity to model and advocate professional, moral, and ethical standards for a safe, secure, and culturally responsive school community. Includes the identification and application of educational policy development at state, local, and school levels that promote the school mission. Cross-listed with EADM 728.
Collaboratively and strategically evaluate, develop, and implement culturally responsive, technology-rich, date-informed curriculum, instruction, and assessment for student learning and well-being. Includes student motivation, growth and development, social and emotional earning, differentiated instruction, multi-tiered support practices, and change management strategies for improved student outcomes. Cross-listed with EADM 745.


The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership requires a master’s degree from an accredited university if applying for the 700-level courses; however, a bachelor’s degree is acceptable if applying for the 500-level courses.

Application Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to

Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Certificate in the Law & Higher Education$2509$2,250
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Autism$25012$3,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Career Switcher$25024$6,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Christian Education$2509$2,250
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership$25012$3,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in eLearning Design$25010$2,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gifted & Talented Education for Teachers$25012-14$3,000-$3,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)$25010$2,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate$25015-18$3,750-$4,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – K-12$25015$3,750
Post-Master's Certificate in Advancing Leadership (CAL)$2509$2,250

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700
Library Orientation$50 (one-time)

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*Rates are subject to change at any time.

“Regent has played an instrumental role in equipping thousands of graduates. We have the power to use the knowledge gained and the credentials earned to serve, to advocate for, and ultimately to bring change and hope to the hurting world around us.”

Cindi Spaulding, Ph.D., 2009 Teacher

“I was eager to fulfill a lifelong dream and make a career change to education. Regent's Career Switcher program allowed me to complete most of the training while still on active duty. I was hired immediately upon my retirement from the Air Force.”

Joe Sexton, M.Ed., 2012 Career Switcher

“It literally was one phone call with a Regent faculty member that convinced me this is the place that I needed to be.”

Rev. Dr. Colleen Derr, Doctorate in Christian Education Leadership, 2013 President, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University

“When I felt called to teaching after a career in the military, Regent University bridged the gap and laid a solid, Christian-based path for me to follow.”

John Pienkowski, M.Ed., 2017 Level II Career Switcher

“A great teacher learns how to love and care for the students. At Regent this isn't only taught as our responsibility to others but it is modeled. The caring instructors seek to grow leaders with a Christian worldview and a heart to serve others.”

Wilbur Chapman, M.Ed., 2011 TESOL