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Advanced Graduate Certificate Program

An advanced graduate certificate for school-level and district-level administrators, and leaders in faith-based institutions and other educational settings

Enhance Your Leadership Skills

Our Advanced Graduate Certificate Program allows you to enhance your skills as a leader in additional areas of a learning organization. The value of being an expert in multiple areas will provide you with higher marketability due to your additional expertise. Enrollment in our Advanced Graduate Certificate Program also allows you to apply up to 9 units to our Ed.D. in Leadership degree.

Advanced Graduate Certificates

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Curriculum

Classes begin January 10, 2022


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About the School of Education at Concordia

Instill a love for learning in every student

Preparing professional educators has always been at the core of the School of Education. We provide a pathway for people who want to experience growth and ignite curiosity. Here you will thrive in today’s world – and shape tomorrow’s.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Concordia University Irvine Advanced Graduate Certificate Programs do not participate in Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs. Students in an Advanced Graduate Certificate Program can apply for a private alternative loan.

Tuition/Fee Cost
Non-refundable Application Fee: Domestic $50
Non-refundable Application Fee: International $150
Graduation Fee graduation fee
Cost per Unit $1015/unit
Student Service Fee per Semester $200
*The above estimated costs do not include costs for textbooks and materials, costs for a computer and accessories including a webcam, dissertation related costs, and other costs typically associated with a doctoral program such as academic regalia.
**Students enrolled or planning to enroll in a certificate program at Concordia University can apply for a private alternative loan. Concordia University Certificate Program does not participate in Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs.

*This is an estimate. Actual costs depend on market fluctuations of currency rates and actual costs

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Requirements for Admission

Candidates are eligible to enroll in the Advanced Graduate Certificate Program as a standalone program if they hold either of the following types of degrees as a requirement for admission.

  • Doctoral Degree
    • Must hold a doctoral degree in education or a closely related field from an accredited university, college, or seminary
    • Admission requirement: Doctoral degree official transcript

A candidate in the Advanced Graduate Certificate Program must complete all Ed.D. admission requirements for consideration into the Ed.D. Leadership program.

  • Master's Degree
    • Must hold a master's degree in education or a closely related field from an accredited university, college, or seminary
    • Admission requirements: Master's degree official transcript; cumulative GPA: 3.50 or above

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Apply by December 15, 2021

Embody the knowledge, character, and skills needed to be a catalyst for change.

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Contact Admissions

Spencer Stueve

Spencer Stueve
Graduate Admissions Counselor
[email protected]
(949) 214-3574

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