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Post Master’s Certificate in Education Leadership

10 months

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Register by: Dec 7, 2022

Shape minds and leave a lasting impact on what and how students learn. With our Post Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership (CERT/D-EL), you’ll gain the skills to improve student achievement through research. Credits earned for a CERT/D-EL are transferrable toward our Doctor of Education with a focus in Educational Leadership. However, this certificate does not lead to teacher licensure.

  • Improve the performance of educational institutions

  • Facilitate learning in culturally diverse classrooms

  • Manage classrooms, schools and systems despite severe funding pressures

  • Conduct research to improve instructional and organizational processes

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Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Post Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Post Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Leadership in contemporary organizations
  • The legal context of education
  • Instructional leadership
  • Economics of education
  • Evaluation and assessment methods

Program Purpose Statement

The Post Master’s Certificate in Education Leadership (CERT/D-EL) will prepare learners to become transformational leaders who will strategically manage and lead complex educational organizations. The CERT/D-EL does not lead to teacher licensure or any other professional licensure or certification.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Post Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership?

A CERT-D-EL can prepare you to be a: 

  • Principal

  • School administrator

  • Superintendent

10 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for instructional coordinators is projected to be as fast as average between 2020-2030.

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Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

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Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.


Paying for school

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Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

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Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

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As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

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