MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capella University, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high-quality online degree programs for working adults, has announced two new post-bachelor's certificates, one in Higher Education Leadership and Administration, and one in Adult Education. Courses completed as part of these certificates can be applied toward a Capella Master of Science in Higher Education. Capella's higher education programs focus on the unique issues faced by faculty and administrators in higher education, including cultural and academic diversity; strategies for teaching, assessing and measuring higher education and adult students; the use of technology to improve learning; and the development of business skills needed to lead and manage change in higher education institutions. As of June 20, 2012, more than 36,000 students are pursuing an online degree at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at www.capellaresults.org
“Our new 20-credit certificates offer a more affordable way to prepare for or enhance a career in higher education”
More affordable options for students pursuing higher education careers
"Our new 20-credit certificates offer a more affordable way to prepare for or enhance a career in higher education," said Barbara Butts Williams, PhD, dean of Capella's School of Education. "By completing a certificate, learners can gain additional knowledge in adult education or higher education leadership and administration that can be applied to their current career. Those interested in pursuing a master’s degree earn a valuable credential after completing the five certificate courses, all of which can be applied toward an MS in Higher Education at Capella. They also receive a 10 percent tuition discount toward their MS in Higher Education courses, providing a more affordable pathway to this educational goal."
Higher Education Leadership and Administration certificate offers
choice of focus
Capella's Higher Education Leadership and Administration certificate prepares students to make sound decisions based on best practices in higher education leadership; apply higher education theory to institutional practices; and better understand the culture and politics of four-year and community colleges. Students also choose one of two areas in which to focus their studies, higher education program administration or community college leadership. Higher education program administration focuses on divisional roles and functions, including student services, academic affairs, financial affairs, institutional advancement, and enrollment management. Community college leadership focuses on the values, missions, programs, and functions that make community colleges unique.
The Adult Education certificate offers a foundational knowledge of major competency areas in the field of adult education. The curriculum focuses on the characteristics of adult learners and the adult education profession, as well as adult education settings, philosophies, principles, and theories. This certificate prepares students to advance the practice of learning and teaching within the field of adult education; apply adult education principles and theories to instruction, program development, and learning enhancement; adapt strategies and methods to address the characteristics of adult learners; and apply reflective strategies that lead to improved personal and professional practice.
Enrollment now open
Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for these new certificates. For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, or
endorsement. State regulations vary regarding professional licensure and
salary benefits. It is the learners' responsibility to understand and
comply with requirements for their states. Where applicable, teachers
are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether a
program may qualify for salary advancement. For more information
on licensure, see: www.capella.edu/licensure.aspx
(Washington state learners are advised to go to: http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/outofstate for more information).
In accordance with U.S. Department of Education (DOE) new advance notice requirements, a notification for these certificates will be submitted to the DOE. These certificates may be subject to additional review and approval by the DOE, which could result in a potential delay in learners being able to start the certificate. If this certificate is subject to additional review, the DOE will notify Capella University at least 30 days prior to the scheduled start date. Capella University proactively will keep applicants and learners enrolled in these certificates fully informed of any actions taken by the DOE that may affect their ability to successfully begin classes as originally scheduled.
About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. Three-fourths of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 149 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 21 certificate programs. More than 36,000 learners were enrolled as of June 30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).
* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and
is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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