Executive Certificate in Higher Ed. Administration Level Up Your Leadership Skills


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Enhance your leadership abilities and knowledge of the operation of colleges and universities by earning Liberty University’s 100% online Executive Certificate in Higher Education Administration. If you’re a professional in the field of education looking for additional training at the post-graduate level but do not have the time or resources to pursue a degree program, this advanced certificate may provide the credentials you need to further your career. This certificate also provides a seamless transition to an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program, which in turn provides the option to continue on to a corresponding doctoral degree.

The professors at Liberty University are ready to help you grow professionally as you gain knowledge in the advanced techniques and current trends of higher education administration.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Whether you are currently working in a leadership or administrative role or are preparing to advance your career, our online Executive Certificate in Higher Education Administration provides a convenient way to gain the skills and knowledge you need to successfully fill a management role at a college or university. This certificate can help you improve your leadership skills and apply your teaching and education experience to solve organizational problems at institutions of higher learning.

Our online Executive Certificate in Higher Education Administration develops educators with a Christian worldview who can serve in schools with diligence and integrity. Our experienced professors teach theories of leadership styles and how those styles influence school personnel, the community, and instructional innovation within the school system.

Throughout this executive certificate, you will study the sociological, cultural, and psychological needs of the unique students that make up your classroom. This will tie in with a study of the nature and management of educational organizations. You will also focus on the aspects of organizations and leadership of colleges and universities. You can explore assessment programs that inform curriculum planning in order to bring about measurable results for students. You can learn how to balance strategies to bring about continuous improvements while at the same time satisfying the requirements of accreditation agencies.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Education Executive Certificate Full Time $595/Credit
Education Executive Certificate Part Time $650/Credit
Military Education Executive Certificate* $275/Credit

*The $275/credit hour rate only applies to select education Executive Certificates.

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for education Executive Certificate courses*
  • Roll credits into the corresponding doctoral degree
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*The $275/credit hour rate only applies to select education Executive Certificates.

Executive Certificate Full Time $595/Credit
Executive Certificate Part Time $650/Credit
Military Executive Certificate $300/Credit