Graduate Certificate in LEAD in Social Work
Florida State University

Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in LEAD in Social Work is an online social work degree from Florida State University.  LEAD stands for Leadership in Executive and Administrative Development.  This program teaches leadership theories and practices while students also gain leadership experience.  The curriculum provides knowledge and skills in leadership, decision-making, client-centered management, team building, negotiating, budget, and finance.  You will also learn to manage grants as you gain the preparation needed to manage social service agencies successfully.  Graduates will have the skills needed for middle- and executive-level positions in social service organizations. 

Required courses are:

  • Social Program Evaluation
  • Budget and Finance in the Social Services
  • Social Work Administration
  • Grant Writing and Grant Management


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Recommendation letter
  • Statement of goals
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges