Community Education Director (Graduate Certificate)

Community Education Director (Graduate Certificate)

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The Community Education Director graduate certificate program will prepare you for employment in public community education, community recreation, youth and family education, an area education agency or a regional or state agency. You will take courses in leadership, school law, finances, school/community relations and a field experience in community education. Coursework leads to eligibility for community education licensure. Coursework is competency based to meet Minnesota State requirements in licensure.

Program Highlights

  • Courses offered through a blend of online and face-to-face hybrid formats
  • Fall, spring and summer courses to accommodate working professionals
  • Degree completion in one year: 24 credit program 
  • Practitioner-focused curriculum

Program Distinctions

  • Meets Minnesota Department of Education professional preparation requirements for community education licensure.
  • Accredited by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators.
  • Membership in Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

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Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 N/A N/A
Spring November 15 N/A N/A
Summer May 1 N/A N/A

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends Hybrid

Graduate Director

Dr. Amy Christensen

Popular Careers

  • Public community education
  • Education agency
  • State agency
  • Community recreation
  • Youth and family education

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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