Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership & Administration
The George Washington University

Program Details

Further your leadership abilities in education with the holistic understanding of curriculum design, motivation, support and innovation in instruction gained through a Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration from the George Washington University (GW).

The certificate is designed for students who hold a master's degree and the program gives you the opportunity to gain credentials in as little as one year. Students seeking a certificate program may apply for financial aid. Should you wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate, you have the option to transfer these GW earned credit hours into the online Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and Administration program.

This accelerated certificate program is nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).

Completion of the Educational Leadership certificate may also prepare qualified candidates for principal or administrator licensure. This program also includes coursework and field experiences designed to meet administrative certification requirements in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and other states that honor interstate compact agreements.

Post-master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration Courses

  • GW's Post-master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration consists of 18-credit hours and can be completed in 1 year

Certificate Outcomes

  • The Educational Leadership Certificate utilizes research-based coursework and real-world education leadership projects to help you apply crucial concepts and build your professional portfolio. You will develop specialized skills that include planning, change management, research analysis and supervisory strategy.

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The George Washington University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires an internship.

Restricted States

Alabama, Louisiana, New York, North Dakota