Jun 25, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 40 
ACE Catalog - Volume 40 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Higher Education Certificate

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Master’s Level Certificate

Certificate Description

This certificate focuses on foundational knowledge and practice that cuts across traditional institutional departments in higher education, including student affairs, accountability and research, budgeting, and faculty and student development.

Certificate Outcomes

  1. Establish a solid knowledge of the role, scope and trends within the field of higher education and the dynamics of functions within colleges and universities.
  2. Coordinate roles of faculty, administrators, students, and external constituents in higher education.
  3. Employ strategies which effectively articulate the complexity of a situation to enhance understanding and meaning as a way to build relationships and resolve problems.
  4. Demonstrate habits of the mind leading to tangible changes and solutions to critical problems, enhance experience for self and others, and empower collective decisions while practicing ethical choices necessary for leadership in higher education.
  5. Measure the critical components of essential frameworks established to manage policies, utilize resources, and evaluate decisions to establish and maintain organizational culture. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Certificate in Higher Education Administration prepares innovative and ethical leaders to further increase access to education. Through evidence-based research and critical analysis, students address issues in postsecondary education, manage positive change, and explore policymaking.


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state.

  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.

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