University of New England

Distance Education

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Leadership, Ethics and Change


11 Hills Beach Road

Biddeford, ME 04005

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Leadership, Ethics & Change Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is a 15-credit online program for professional educators who are pursuing school administrator positions. The certificate program includes a 15-week internship experience. The Leadership, Ethics & Change certificate program provides a thorough foundation in educational leadership theory, principles, and practices. Participants address the current state of the educational system, then progress into educational change and school reform. The responsibilities and ethics involved in educational leadership are also explored, and the relationships between school, administrators, and the community are examined. Special focus is paid to the skills needed to instruct, inspire and lead fellow teachers and administrators. Team building, decision making, and motivational techniques are also discussed. During the internship portion, students will keep a journal, complete leadership projects, and become involved in activities that enhance their understanding of leadership roles. They will have the support of two mentors, one provided by the school and another on-site mentor of their choosing.


The University of New England is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC CIHE). NEASC is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high levels of education, from pre-kindergarten through the higher education doctoral level. Accreditation is the review of the quality of educational institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that the public knows that an institution or program provides a high quality education.

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must have a masters degree from a regionally accredited institution; a valid license or certificate to teach and a minimum of one year teaching experience; and currently be employed as a teacher or have access to a classroom on a regular basis.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University II

Loans Offered: Federal and Private educational loans are available.

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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