Global education and leadership

Graduate certificate University of Missouri
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Courses for this program are 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are asynchronous, without scheduled meeting times.

Successful completion of the program requires 12 credit hours of core courses.

Although this program does encompass the competencies required to serve as a principal or school leader, this program is not designed to lead to professional licensure/certification. Individuals interested in this program who wish to enhance the certificate with requirements for certification should contact the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis to discuss options.

Course planner

The chart below shows the courses offered in the program. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Nondegree-seeking enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 3 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis