SES Certificates and Non-Degree Programs
Need a little help getting to that next level in your career?
At Claremont Graduate University, we offer a unique certificate that brings the resources of three of our schools
together to create a rigorous program geared toward helping you successfully reach your full potential in the community college arena. Our new Community College Professional Leadership Certificate Program is a six-month online program created for community college professionals which provides an immediately applicable skill set for increasing daily, operational effectiveness AND graduate-level study with the opportunity to earn Claremont Graduate University credits.
How will this program benefit you?
- A targeted curriculum which gives you practical tools to increase your effectiveness, created specifically for the community college professional
- Accelerated completion: three modules of six weeks each, over six months, with two classes per session
- On-line content delivery: freedom to do course work on your schedule
- Courses uniquely designed by CGU faculty and community college practitioners
- Opportunity to earn six academic units of graduate credit in addition to twelve continuing education units
Reap the benefits of a multi-disciplined faculty!
Three Schools at Claremont Graduate University have joined forces to offer this unique program:
- School of Educational Studies (SES)
A top California school for Education, SES offers both a Teacher Education Program and multiple PhD and masters degrees in Education with emphases in: teaching, learning, and culture; education policy, evaluation, and reform; higher education/student affairs; and urban educational leadership.
- Drucker School of Management
One of California's prime business programs, the Drucker School is built upon the principle of management as a liberal art. It produces graduates who have a strong sense of social responsibility and a deep desire to make a difference by doing well while also doing good.
- School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (SBOS)
A leader in providing graduate education in applied psychological science, SBOS prepares students to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse and global community. Alumni hold major positions at colleges and universities and in business, government, health care, community settings, research institutes, and think tanks.
What courses are in the curriculum?
The curriculum is based on the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Competencies for Community College Leaders. Courses taught by faculty from the three participation schools include:
- Effective Communication and Change
- Community College Finance and Facilities
- Effective Leadership
- Human Resources and Student Services
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Instruction and Enrollment Management
How is the curriculum delivered?
The Program curriculum is delivered in a fully online mode through CGU’s learning management system (LMS).
A tutorial on the LMS is provided during the program orientation.
Who should attend?
- Academic Program Directors
- Business and Administrative Services Professionals
- Department Chairs
- Faculty in Leadership Positions
- Foundation Professionals
- Program Coordinators
- Student Services Professionals
- Vice Presidents
The program will be offered twice a year, beginning in either June or January. It begins with a full day orientation and is completed within six months. Course content is delivered during three modules, lasting six weeks each with a one week break in between. You will take two courses in each module.
When does it start and end?
Due to demand we are offering a new August cohort that will run from August 3-December 14, 2013
Can I earn credit?
Yes! Satisfactory completion of the certificate program earns 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
If you are interested in continuing your studies after completing the certificate program, we offer you the opportunity to earn six units of Claremont Graduate University academic credit, subject to admission to a degree program in one of the three participating schools at CGU and successful completion of a capstone project.
What does it cost?
The total cost for the Professional Certificate is $4,800. Payment can be made in installments; visit www.cgu.edu/studentaccounts and select "Tuition Pay Plan" for further information.
This program qualifies for private loans. For further information, please contact CGU's Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cgu.edu/privateloan.
How can I apply?
Download a registration form. The registration fee is $75 and non-refundable. Please note: all participants must have completed an undergraduate degree. Please view the brochure here.
Questions? Contact us!
School of Educational Studies
About Claremont Graduate University
Founded in 1925, CGU is one of the country’s top graduate universities. Our five academic schools conduct leading-edge research and award masters and doctoral degrees in 24 disciplines. Because the world’s problems are not simple nor easily defined, faculty and students engage in research and study that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries to create new and practical solutions that address major global issues. Located 35 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, CGU is part of The Claremont Colleges, a liberal arts consortium that includes Pomona, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna and Pitzer colleges, plus the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, and Claremont Graduate University.