Graduate Certificate in Culturally Responsive Leadership
The Graduate Certificate in Culturally Responsive Leadership prepares students for leadership roles that create, maintain and support a sense of belonging, particularly for marginalized populations in schools or education-related organizations. The curriculum will develop students’ knowledge and skills of organizational and community leadership that promote equitable and inclusive school environments, education-related organizations and communities.
Additional program topics include historical and current factors that affect schools and leadership; how empathy, trust and bias influence leadership; methods of action research; and how to use research to engage stakeholders.
Upon completion of the 15-credit-hour program, students will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and skills in culturally responsive leadership.
|ADMS 655||Student-Centered Policy and Collaboration||3|
|ADMS 656||Human Dimensions of Leadership: Empathy, Trust, and Care in Organizations||3|
|ADMS 657||Educational Leadership and Civil Rights||3|
|ADMS/EDU 658||Community-Based Action Research for Education Stakeholders||3|
|ADMS 659||Leadership in the “New Demography”: Immigration Theory and Politics||3|
This certificate targets three primary populations:
- Teachers and administrative leaders working in K-12 schools;
- Staffers and leaders working in education-related non-profit organizations; and
- Higher education employees in leadership roles.
Designed for degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students, the Graduate Certificate in Culturally Responsive Leadership offers both online and face-to-face options and can be completed in as little as one year.
VCU BULLETIN INFO
How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Fall
Application deadlines: Fall: May 1
Fall 2022 Extended Deadline: June 15
Note: Late applications reviewed on a case-by-case basis
Application checklist [PDF]
- General admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School
- Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline
- Statement of intent
- Three letters of recommendation addressing the student’s potential for graduate study in education
- Transcripts of all previous college work
- Resume or curriculum vitae