Certificate of Advanced Study in Education

Education Department

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The Certificate of Advanced Study in Education (CASE) in Instructional Leadership is a 30-credit Program of Study for experienced educators who have completed a Master’s degree. The program provides advanced studies in leadership, curriculum, and pedagogy. Through a curriculum designed to integrate theory and practice, educators acquire or enhance skills that will meet the needs of future educational leadership.


This Program of Study consists of six, 600-level Core courses and four electives. Electives may be taken in a student’s area of special interest. Students must maintain a B average to be awarded a CASE Certificate.

600-Level Core Courses (18 credits)

Select from among the following:

          EDU-624     Dialects in American Schools (3)
          EDU-665     Digital Game Based Learning and Design (3) 
          EDU-674     Global and International Perspectives in Education (3)
          EDU-697     Language and Intercultural Communication for Changing Populations (3)
          EDU-698     Linguistic and Cultural Diversity (3) 
          EDU-722     Education and Policy Analysis for Changing Schools (3)
          EDU-747     Learning, Language and the Brain (3)
          EDU-760     Legislative and Legal Decisions Affecting Changing School Populations (3)
          EDU-772     Changing School Population in Historical Perspective (3) 
          EDU-775     Democracy and Education: Philosophical Perspectives (3)
Electives (12 Credits)

Areas of special interest are available in Reading, Administration and Supervision, Special Education, Global and Multicultural Education, Curriculum Planning, TESOL, Historical, Philosophical, and Psychological Perspectives, Management, Technology, Marketing, and Public Relations.

The CASE Program is flexible and the required courses in the Program of Study can be modified by the Advisor to allow students to obtain Certification in the following areas:

      • Administration and Supervision
      • Cultural Proficient Leadership
      • Gifted and Talented Education
      • Library Media
      • Literacy Specialist/Coach (Reading Specialist)
      • Mathematics Instructional Leadership, Grades K-6 or Grades 4-9
      • Special Education
      • STEM, Grades preK-6
      • TESOL
      • Spanish