Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAD) Community Education Graduate Certificate
Offered through the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration
in the School of Education
B109 Education Building
For additional program offerings visit: Six Year Graduate Certificate licensure tracks and Specialist Degree at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/edad/mastersprogram_info/default.asp
Department Chairpersons: Dr. Michael Mills/ Dr. John Eller
Department Secretary: Ms.Kelli Schreiner
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Frances Kayona
Graduate Faculty: Janine Dahms-Walker, John Eller, Nick Miller, Frances Kayona
Accreditation specific to the certificate program
National Council for Accreditation and Teacher Education (NCATE)
The graduate certificate program in Community Education prepares students for a profession as a Director of Community Education. The Minnesota Department of Education has approved this program for meeting the professional preparation requirements for licensure.
Graduates will be able to seek employment in public community education settings, military education settings, area education agencies or regional education service units, and positions at state agencies.
Admission requirements specific to the program
- For admission consideration to the program, a candidate must first meet the minimum GPA admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies at St. Cloud State University.
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.
- Undergraduate GPA is closely reviewed. A large emphasis is placed on scholarship within the undergraduate core.
- The GRE is not required for graduate certificate admission consideration.
- Admission decisions are made throughout the year, as completed application files are received. Students may start the program fall, spring and summer terms.
- Application information can be found online at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/gradadmissions/
Application deadlines specific to the program
- Applicants to graduate certificate. program should note that rolling admissions is available. Throughout the year, as the department receives a completed application an admission decision will be made immediately and a student will be offered the next available start date. The certificate program admits students for fall, spring and summer terms.
- For priority consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by the deadlines posted. If space remains in the program, applications will continue to be reviewed after the posted priority deadlines.
Length of certificate program -- Measured by semesters
- Part-time student: four to five semesters taking six credits per semester
- Full-time student: three semesters taking 12 credits per semester
- During the academic school year courses are schedule on weekends and evenings. Summer coursess are scheduled in two week blocks.
The Certificate Curriculum
Students seeking to attain a license as Director of Community Education must complete 24 core credits and meet the requirements as established by the State of Minnesota in rule 3512.
Community Education Core
- EDAD 502. Overview of Community Education, 3 credits
- EDAD 507. Community Education Internship, 4 credits
- EDAD 509. Situational Leadership, 3 credits
- EDAD 601. Introduction to EDAD, 1 credit
- EDAD 611. Portfolio Review, 1 credit
- EDAD 620. Introduction to School Law, 3 credits
- EDAD 630. Introduction to Personnel Administration, 3 credits
- EDAD 640. Introduction to School Finance, 3 credits
- EDAD 650. Introduction to School/Community Relations, 3 credits
Students seeking Director of Community Education licensure must have a completed bachelor's degree, complete 24 credits in the Core courses, successfully complete 320 hours of EDAD 507 Field Experience in Community Education under supervision o a designated University supervisor and a licensed Director of Community Education, and complete EDAD 611 Portfolio Review. Students seeking a Director of Community Education licensure should apply to the School of Graduate Studies and have a Program of Study approved by their advisor. Students completing the 24 credits of Core courses in Community Education can apply for a Graduate Certificate in Community Education.
(Note: the EDAD 507 Field Experience: Community Education course is taken only with permission from the student's advisor and with consideration that the student has completed at least 9 credits of core courses prior to enrolling in the field experience. With advisor approval, students may transfer up to 10 credits from another regionally accredited institution. the Field Experience may not be a transfer course. )
Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State University prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length, and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Colleges and University's (MnSCU) Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.
Community Education Certificate Inquiries
For program information contact: Dr. Frances Kayona at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-308-3170