Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Community College Leadership, Graduate Certificate* (Online)

General Program Information

Dr. Jill Channing, Graduate Coordinator
514 Warf Pickle Hall
(423) 439-7545
Email: channing@etsu.edu

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 focus of the program is to further educate community college faculty and staff who seek positions of leadership or increased responsibility for those already in positions of leadership.

Articulation Agreement

The 15 credits that are required for the certificate can be applied to the Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership (HEDL) concentration. A participant who wishes to pursue an ETSU Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership with an HEDL concentration concurrently with the certificate must also apply and be admitted to the degree program.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into this certificate program you must:

  1. Possess at least a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  2. Be currently employed at a community college;
  3. Have at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the most current awarded degree;
  4. Meet the general admission requirements of the ETSU School of Graduate Studies.
  5. Be nominated by a community college president or his/her designee.

In addition to the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies applicants must also submit the following:

  1. A one-page letter (essay) stating interest in the Community College Leadership graduate certificate program;
  2. A vita or resume with a list of four professional references including contact information

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.


Community College Leadership, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 15 credits

Required Courses 15 credits
TOTAL 15 credits