Curriculum and Instructional Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

This is an archived copy of the 2017-2018 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

This program provides the skills and knowledge for educators to understand curriculum and instruction and to lead educational programs at the  school and district office level. It is comprised of curriculum, supervision, instruction, and data analysis components.


Applicants must have a minimum of five years of successful teaching experience or administrative experience. Please visit the Graduate School website for detailed instructions about applying to the certificate program.

Required Courses

A minimum of five courses (20 credits) is required for this Graduate Certificate;  at least 16 credits must be completed after admission to the program.

EDUC 953Seminar in Curriculum Study (or an equivalent course)4
Select one course from each of the following four strands16
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Theory I
Curriculum Theory II
Supervision of Instruction:
Educational Supervision and Evaluation
Collaborative Models of Teaching, Learning, and Leading
Analysis of Teaching and Learning
Data Analysis:
Introduction to Statistics: Inquiry, Analysis, and Decision Making
Introduction to Assessment
Introduction to Educational Evaluation
Total Credits20

With the approval of their advisor and the Division, students may make modifications to the  Graduate Certificate’s course of study.