Community College Leadership
100% Online Community College Leadership Certificate Program
This program at East Tennessee State University further educates community college faculty and staff who seek positions of leadership or increased responsibility for those already in positions of leadership.
The Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate Program is a 15-credit program of study designed to provide the learner with specific leadership and management tools for the community college environment.
The Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate program curriculum and graduation requirements can be found in the Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate Program listing in the ETSU Graduate Catalog.
Credits to complete this program: 15 credit hours
|TN Residents||eRate (Out of State, 100% online)||Out of State|
|$601 per credit hour||$751 per credit hour||$1442 per credit hour|
*Note, tuition discounts are available for border county students.
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To be considered for acceptance into this certificate program you must:
- Possess at least a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution;
- Be currently employed at a community college;
- Have at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the most current awarded degree;
- Meet the general admission requirements of the ETSU School of Graduate Studies.
- Nominated by a community college president or his/her designee.
Application materials to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies include:
- An application;
- A one-page letter (essay) stating interest in the Community College Leadership graduate certificate program;
- Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended;
- A vita or resume;
- Two letters of recommendation plus the nomination form from the community college president or his/her designee.
All applications will be evaluated by an admission committee composed of faculty members of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Applicants will be evaluated on (1) GPA in most recent degree; (2) professional work experience; (3) prior positions of leadership; (4) writing ability; and (5) demonstrated interest in community college leadership. Applicants are encouraged to address their related accomplishments, goals, and interest in community college leadership in the essay and in their vita.
The 15 credits that are required for the certificate can be applied to the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Leadership concentration. A participant who wishes to pursue an ETSU Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership with a Higher Education Leadership concentration concurrently with the certificate must also apply and be admitted to the degree program. Matriculation limits as required by the School of Graduate Studies are applicable.
Important information about program costs, education debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended Community College Leadership at East Tennessee State University is available here.
Steps to Apply
Step 1 Create your ETSU Application Account by choosing the "Sign Up" option
Step 2 Sign into the ETSU Application Portal and select "Start a New Application"
Step 3 Choose "Graduate," select your student type (domestic or international), select "Certificate," term, then choose Community College Leadership and complete the remainder of the form.