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Instructional Leadership

The Instructional Leadership graduate certificate program is designed for K-12 professionals and educators in non-profit or church ministries who serve others in a leadership or teaching capacity. The purpose of this certificate program is to improve the confidence of professionals in the areas of assessment, leadership, classroom management, and ethical practices. Whether you currently function in the classroom or provide leadership for other professionals in these roles, the Instructional Leadership certificate will help prepare you for greater effectiveness with your students and peers.

Upon completion of coursework, you will be awarded an Instructional Leadership certificate from North Greenville University carrying the weight of 12 university credit hours.


What you will learn:


  • Problem-solving strategies for addressing ethical issues in education
  • Pre/post-test assessment design
  • Selecting appropriate assessment measures
  • Interpretation of assessment data to benefit the classroom
  • Innovative leadership practices
  • Classroom management strategies to maximize student learning and a positive classroom setting
  • Who should enroll?
  • K-12 educators
  • Principals and instructional coaches
  • Homeschool instructors
  • Ministers and Christian educators
  • School leaders

Courses Tied to Certificate 

Mode of Classes: Online

Certificate Electives (12 hours)

Choose four courses from:

  • EDU5000 Current Issues in K-12 Schools
  • EDU6100 Educational Leadership
  • EDU6000 Classroom Management & Discipline
  • EDU6800 Professional Leadership and Mentoring
  • EDU6820 Ethics in Teacher Leadership
  • EDU6840 Conflict Resolution in Teacher Leadership
  • EDU6860 Practicum in Teacher Leadership (36 practicum hours required)
  • EDU5720 R2S Foundations in Reading
  • EDU5740 R2S Instructional Practices
  • EDU5760 R2S Assessment of Reading
  • EDU5780 R2S Content Area Reading and Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary
  • EDU6600 Characteristics of Learning disabilities
  • EDU6620 Methods and Procedures for Learning Disabilities
  • EDU6640 Behavior Management
  • EDU6650 Teaching Reading in General or Special Education

Total Certificate Hours (12 hours)

This certificate is 12 hours of university credit at the graduate level. Acceptance to this program does not guarantee acceptance into the full NGU graduate degree program. A separate application process must be completed for entry into a full graduate degree program.

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