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2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Community College Leadership Certificate

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Community College Leadership - Graduate Certificate

In many states, community colleges are the lifeblood of a regional higher education system. Not only do they provide local access to college-level courses, they also serve as a locus for workforce training and community development.

The UW Community College Leadership Certificate is an online, 15-credit program to help you advance into community college management and leadership roles.

About the Community College Leadership Program

Whether you are already employed by a community college or seeking a community college-related career, UW’s online community college leadership program offers a strong background in leadership studies along with courses that address the pressing issues modern community colleges and students face.

Certificate Program Admission

Application Deadlines

September 15th - Spring Semester
January 15th - Fall/Summer Semester
May 15th - Fall Semester


Admission Requirements

Domestic Students
GPA: 3.0
GRE: no requirement

International Students
TOEFL: 550 minimum written or 80 minimum online, OR IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
GRE: 151 in verbal, 153 quantitative; 4.0 in analytical writing

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to UW and the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design through the online applicant portal.

  1. Click here to access the UW graduate applicant portal. Make sure to use the corresponding application admittance semester indicated above.
  2. After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the system including a link and your temporary username and password.
  3. Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
  4. Submit the application fee
  5. Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (see below for details)

 Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts to UW Admissions.

University of Wyoming Admissions
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

Community College Leadership Certificate Curriculum Requirements

The graduate certificate in Community College Leadership provides aspiring leaders at community colleges with a 15-credit hour, focused program of study that will prepare them for more effective and efficient leadership service at their institution. The program is a Post-Masters credential, supplementing a student’s Master’s degree in a discipline. Courses are all delivered in a distance format and are scheduled so the program may be completed part time over four semesters.

Required Courses (15 credit hours)

Core Curriculum
Students must take all 9 credit hours from the below list.

  • HIED 5660 Community College (3 credit hours)
  • HIED 5600 Higher Education Finance (3 credit hours)
  • HIED 5650 Law of Higher Education (3 credit hours)

Students must choose 6 credit hours from the below list.

  • HIED 5260 Educational Issues in Race, Class, & Gender (3 credit hours)
  • HIED 5630 Advanced Organizational Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • HIED 5640 Leadership Development (3 credit hours)
  • HIED 5670 Community College Issues & Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • HIED 5680 Issues in Higher Education (3 credit hours)

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