2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Certificate Programs

The EDD-level graduate education certificates in Educational Administration, Organizational Change, and Special Education are intended for those candidates who want to pursue graduate courses in specialized areas offered through the Ed.D. program to further enhance their knowledge and skills as leaders, increase their personal marketability as professionals in the field, and advance their expertise within other areas of a learning organization.

Students who have completed Concordia University Irvine's Ed.D. program may apply to earn one or two additional graduate education certificate(s).  This additional work will be reflected on the transcript as a certificate.

Students who have earned a Doctorate or Master's degree from Concordia University Irvine, or another accredited institution may apply to enroll at the start of the fall or spring semester in one of the three 9-unit specialization tracks to earn a graduate education certificate.

Students who complete a graduate education certificate may apply for acceptance into Concordia's Ed.D. program and use all 9 units towards their doctoral degree.   

The MA-level graduate education certificate in Social-Emotional Learning, Character, and Ethics is intended for those candidates who want to pursue professional development and continuing education in specialized areas offered through the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEL) program to further enhance their knowledge and skills as leaders.  As school teachers, administrators, and counselors advance in their careers, they often recognize the need for additional professional development/study in areas of relevant interest.  This certificate program is intended for candidates who want to pursue graduate courses to further enhance their expertise and scope of influence as leaders within their learning organization

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Students who have earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited institution may apply to earn this graduate education certificate.

Students who complete this certificate may apply for acceptance into Concordia's MAEL program and use all 15 units towards their graduate degree.   

Admission requirements can be found here.

Policies can be found hereIn addition, no substitutions are allowed.

Educational Administration Certificate (EDD level)

EDEA 703Technology in a Systems Approach to Leadership3
EDEA 704Strategic Human Resource Management and Development3
EDEA 705Sustained Fiscal Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness3
Total Units9

Organizational Change Certificate (EDD level)

EDOC 703Innovation and Organizational Change3
EDOC 704Entrepreneurship3
EDOC 705Consultancy Project3
Total Units9

Social-Emotional Learning, Character, and Ethics Certificate (MA level)

EDCE 533SEL Core Competencies3
EDCE 541Mental Health Intervention3
EDCE 543Managing Classroom and School Wide Behavior3
EDCE 553Building Character and Ethics in Today's Schools3
EDCE 561Crisis Response, Intervention and Management3
Total Units15

Special Education Certificate (EDD level)

EDSE 703Leveraging Inclusive Practices and Services for All Students3
EDSE 704Advanced Research in Special Education: Legal, Historic, and Current Issues3
EDSE 705Advanced Social Emotional Skills for Counselors and Special Educators3
Total Units9