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Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our business degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your business career to a higher level.
Whether you want to enter the field of criminal justice or need credentials to advance your career, Kaplan University's criminal justice degree programs are designed to help you achieve your goal.
Our online education degree programs and certificates could help prepare you to teach diverse learners a broad range of academic content and educational foundations.
Our comprehensive fire science programs offer the flexibility on online learning, ideal for individuals in the fire science and emergency management fields who may work inconsistent hours.
You could acquire real-world knowledge and practical skills and prepare for a career in the health care industry by earning a health sciences degree, diploma, or certificate.
Our programs in legal studies, paralegal studies, and environmental policy are designed to fit your educational goals.
Our nursing degree and certificate programs are taught by practicing professionals who are dedicated to helping you prepare for real-world challenges in nursing.
Kaplan University's IT programs are designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to start or advance your technology career.
Kaplan University offers over 180 degree and certificate programs all available to military, veterans, and spouses of active duty members. In addition, several programs have been developed to complement specific military occupations or programs established by the military.
The Kaplan University School of General Education courses support the academic, social, personal, and professional development of learners throughout their engagement with the University.
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Looking to develop additional competencies in a specific field of education? Kaplan University’s master’s-level certificate programs in the School of Graduate Education are designed for K-12 teachers like you. Earning a professional certificate could help you meet the qualifications to advance within your field, or to pursue a career in a new field of education.* According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, education administrators could experience long-term national job growth through 2020, primarily as the result of the growth in enrollments of school-aged children.† The Graduate Certificate in K-12 Educational Leadership could help you develop essential skills relevant to site-based educational leadership. The certificate program includes four courses from the Master of Science in Education curriculum. Courses emphasize the role of the educational leader in today’s world, school finance and operations, legal issues in education, diversity, curriculum development for school improvement, supervision, and staff development.The program consists of a minimum of 17 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
The Graduate Certificate in K-12 Educational Leadership provides you with the opportunity to:
Access gainful employment information, including program length, tuition costs, financing options, and success rates.
A graduate certificate from Kaplan University could qualify you for a number of careers in the field, including principal, assistant principal, administrator, and subject area specialist positions.‡
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Mar 19, 2014
This course examines school culture,
standards, community building, and leadership in the context of
issues and constraints that principals routinely face. The
content of the course will inform decision making that influences
practice and the effects on students and teachers. Students will
review research on leading change in schools, training for
tomorrow's principalship, budgeting issues, discipline, students
with exceptionalities and who are from diverse backgrounds,
technology, professional conduct, teacher evaluation, and
establishment of effective professional learning communities.
Students will review case studies about schools that made
significant improvements under effective
Total Program Credits: 17
This course will examine the economics of
education, funding sources, and regulations regarding the use of
such funds. Students will determine major budget pressures facing
schools and identify ways they are meeting daily demands to
provide quality education. The role of federal and state
lawmakers in funding decisions will be explored. Students will
consider the implications of poorly funded education and the
impact on society. They will also address administering school
resources including funding.
Students will examine the interrelationship of law and education policy, court rulings on school governance, and the federal government’s funding of education. Topics include constitutional rights, such as Title VII, the First Amendment, and theFourteenth Amendment, and current events regarding the law and education. Students will analyze resources designed to help educators navigate legal issues.
The course addresses major factors that affect school leadership and how leadership can influence teacher effectiveness. Students will examine the role of leadership in building and sustaining a school vision, creating effective teacher teams, sharing leadership, leading learning communities, making data-driven decisions, and monitoring curriculum and instruction. Students will explore models of effective leadership based on best practices. In addition, students will analyze the research on instructional leadership and the methods principals use to exhibit and harness leadership that enable schools to meet their goals.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
Some programs have additional associated fees that are not included in the price of tuition. Click here or check with an Admissions Advisor for more information.
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.
Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships and that may help reduce the cost of your education.
Kaplan University tuition reductions (including active-duty, spouse, and veterans military tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for active-duty servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
* Kaplan University makes no representations or warranties as to whether the program meets the specific requirements for any individual state or school system for pay increase purposes or career advancement. Kaplan University encourages its students to independently research the requirements in any state or school system in which they intend to seek a pay increase or a promotion. This certificate will not lead to a teacher certification or an endorsement in any field.
† Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Education Administrators, www.bls.gov/ooh/management/postsecondary-education-administrators.htm (accessed April 2012). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
‡ Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.