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Professor in the Instructional Leadership certificate program at Mount St. Mary's University.

Instructional Leadership Certificate

Become a leader in education.

The ability to provide children with a quality education starts with school leadership, and for pre-K-12 administrators, the Mount’s graduate certificate in instructional leadership is designed to provide the tools and skills needed to help their institutions thrive.

School of Education

The instructional leadership certificate is part of the School of Education. Rigorous programs and close interaction with acclaimed faculty ensure that graduates leave the Mount ready to make a difference in a rapidly changing educational environment.

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  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Certificate
  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the certificate.

In this program, you'll learn about effective leadership skills, leadership self-assessment, governance, and the central role of parents in education. In addition to experiences in management of schools and the use of technical skills to support teacher development, you'll also focus on applicable legal issues, supervision and managing school finances.

Course content also covers strategies for curriculum design, implementation and assessment, which are developed and evaluated in response to political, social, economic, legal and cultural contexts. You'll even complete a portfolio that showcases your experiences as they relate to relevant national and state standards.

The post-baccalaureate certificate in instructional leadership consists of six three-credit courses. Courses include:

  • Principles of School Leadership and Administration
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Improving Instructional Practice through Supervision
  • Educational Policy and School Law
  • School Leadership Practicum I
  • School Leadership Practicum II

All certificate credits may also be applied toward earning your Master of Education in instructional leadership.


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