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Certificate in Higher Education

This certificate is designed to prepare professionals for work in higher education settings.

Students who want to pursue this certificate must file an application with the certificate coordinator and develop a plan of studies with the coordinator.

A total of eighteen (18) graduate credit hours are required to earn a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, including:

Core Courses (9 credit hours)

  • CAHA 757 - Seminar in Higher Education (3)
  • CAHE 702 - Student Development in Higher Education: Theory and Practice; or CAHE 770 - The Administration of Higher Education (3)
  • EPFE 723 - History of Higher Education (3)

Elective Course Work (9 credit hours)

  • CAHA 555 - Seminar in the Community College (3)
  • CAHA 560 - Nontraditional Adult Higher Education (3)
  • CAHA 568 - Continuing Higher Education (3)
  • CAHA 590 - Workshop in Adult and Higher Education (3). Workshop must be directly related to higher education and approved by the higher education certificate coordinator.
  • CAHE 509 - Culture of the College Student (3)
  • CAHE 522 - Student Development In Higher Education: Programs, Issues, and Practices (3)
  • CAHE 572 or ETR 572X - Assessment Methods in Higher Education (3)
  • CAHE 701 - Personnel Services in Higher Education (3)
  • CAHE 702 - Student Development in Higher Education: Theory and Practice (If not taken to fulfill core requirements above)
  • CAHE 751 Community College Student Personnel Services (3)
  • CAHE 770 The Administration of Higher Education (3) (If not taken to fulfill core requirements above)
  • CAHE 771 Legal Aspects of Higher Education Administration (3)
  • CAHE 772 Business Management in Higher Education (3)
  • LTRE 719 Principles and Methods of Teaching Postsecondary Reading (3)
  • Individualized Study (3). Students may take up to 3 hours of individualized study toward the certificate with the approval of the higher education certificate coordinator. These hours should be compatible with the student's career goals and must be directly related to higher education and may not include thesis or dissertation hours.

Interested? Apply now.

Program Contact

Danae Miesbauer
815-753-1306
dmiesbauer@niu.edu

Faculty

LaVerne Gyant

Xiaodan Hu

Katy Jaekel

Jorge Jeria

Carrie Kortegast

Z Nicolazzo