Jun 24, 2019
This 18 credit hour graduate certificate allows students to extend their knowledge and understanding of the community college setting. The program also interfaces with EMU’s other higher education administration degree programs.
- Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School.
- Applicants must have earned a valid undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education (an undergraduate student may apply after the final semester’s registration is completed).
- International students must meet the following additional criteria: an official score report from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Test System (IELTS), or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) must be sent by the testing service directly to the University. Student score reports, faxes or photocopies will not be considered official. Minimum scores for admission is 550 (Paper-based Test), or 79 (Internet-based Test) for the TOEFL; 77 on MELAB; or 6.5 (or higher) on the IELTS. If the TOEFL is taken, the Test of Written English (TWE) is also required. A conditional admission may be available to those students falling just below the minimum score requirements.
- Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 overall or a GPA of 3.0 in the second half of the undergraduate program. Applicants seeking a second master’s degree must have a GPA of 3.3 or better on their previous graduate degree.
- Applicants must submit recommendation forms from two professional supervisors and/or supervising professors that address the quality of the applicant’s professional work. Applicants may receive these forms from the department office or online at the department website. The completed forms are due with the Application for Graduate Admission.
- Applicants must submit a résumé that details their professional and educational experiences.
- Applicants must submit the Graduate Application for Admission form.
- On the graduate application, students must complete the personal statement of accomplishments and academic goals portion describing the reasons for requesting admission. This essay must be a minimum of 250 words and will be reviewed as an indicator of writing ability.
The admission process for the certificate is as follows:
- The Office of Admissions will receive and gather ALL required documents. Completed applications that contain the required GPAs, confidential appraisal forms, and the résumé will be forwarded to the coordinator of advising for the educational leadership program.
- Completed applications will be reviewed by the faculty review committee. Those applicants who have submitted acceptable GPAs, résumé, recommendations, and personal statement will be admitted, assigned an advisor and invited for an advising interview. An application may be deemed “questionable” due to a combination of low GPA, fair or poor recommendations, poor writing ability and/or statements that are inconsistent with the student’s goals as an administrator. These “questionable” applications will be reviewed by the full faculty, giving special consideration to the life experiences, verbal skills, writing skills, educational background and GPAs.
- Those persons whose applications are accepted will be notified.
- All decisions by the faculty regarding admissions are final.
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Leadership & Counseling - College of Education
Jaclynn Tracy, Ph.D.
304 Porter Building
Graduate Certificate in Community College Leadership
Required Core Courses: 12-14 hours
Elective Courses: 4-6 hours
Choose two of the following:
Certificate Total: 18 hours
Additional Program Information:
Course Substitutions/Program Changes
Changes in the student’s official program and substitution of courses must be approved by the advisor prior to registration.
Courses Outside the Program
A suggested list of courses has been prepared by the EDLD Program. Other courses may be used for electives in this area if they are approved by the student’s advisor.
Information is available from the director of the intern program or at http://www.emich.edu/coe/lc . Internship placements should be arranged at least one semester in advance and must be approved by the internship director.
For more information about the program, admissions, etc., contact the department head or visit www.emich.edu/coe/lc