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Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration

Pursue Your Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration Online

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As a student in the online Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration, you will have the opportunity to explore the principles and practical applications of adult learning theory and analyze trends and issues related to post-secondary students through online and traditional higher education models. You will also be encouraged to identify current policies that impact higher education institutions; evaluate the current political, social, and technological climate; and predict the effect these policies and current climate will have on the future of the industry as a whole.

Coursework for your certificate in higher education administration covers the fundamentals involved in effective leadership for higher education organizations. You will have the opportunity to gain insights into teaching the adult learner, post-secondary student affairs and services, administration and leadership, higher ed policy and politics, and other issues affecting today’s colleges and universities.

What Could I do with a Higher Education Administration Certificate?

Upon completion of this higher education administration certificate online program, you will have had the chance to cover what it takes to be an effective leader in today’s post-secondary environment. From principles and practical applications of adult learning theory to current federal and state policies regarding post-secondary education, this program is designed to offer insights into how to effectively lead education organizations and areas such as student services, admissions, outreach, teaching, and administration. 

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration provides the opportunity to prepare for leadership opportunities in higher education. It is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher’s license.

Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice. Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education:

Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.


Industry-Focused Curriculum for Professional Skills

Coursework for your certificate in higher education administration is designed to help you build the foundation of insights necessary to:

  • Apply principles of andragogy toward motivating and teaching adult learners
  • Identify strategies to improve graduation rates and gainful employment
  • Explore the connections between administration, leadership, and finance
  • Analyze and evaluate strategies for leading change in higher ed
  • Understand the political, social, and technological issues involved in higher education
  • Meet the challenges of the evolving world of higher education leadership

Benefits of Earning a Higher Education Administration Certificate Online

From the admissions process to the day you graduate, we are with you every step of the way.

  • Receive support from a personal Post team of advisors focused on your academic success
  • Learn from industry-experienced professionals in interactive courses
  • No class times or set login times for your online education
  • Online courses emphasize practical application of graduate education principles

A Word from Our Program Chair

“We first want to teach our students who in most cases are in the first third of their professions to continue to cultivate their thinking skills, their ability to really look at the challenges within the educational fields and to be able to utilize that knowledge to help advance them professionally, to help them respond to the needs they see within their organization.” 

Peter Madonia
Program Chair, Master of Education 

Earn Your Certificate in Higher Education Administration at Post!

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout your online certificate program. We are here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Are you ready to explore leadership opportunities in higher ed? Take the first step. Contact us to enroll in our Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration today.

Students who wish to enroll in this graduate certificate program are required to have a bachelor’s degree. 

Students pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration are given learning opportunities to develop skills in the areas of adult learning, post-secondary student affairs and services, higher education leadership, and higher education policy in order to be prepared to meet the challenges of a changing world of higher education.

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