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Gain expertise in advising, empowering college student success, and harnessing technology’s potential. Champion equity and inclusion within diverse college and university settings while fostering a sense of belonging.

This 15-credit graduate certificate in Student Success Advising and Technology-Based Services in Higher Education enhances your skills to strengthen support systems and leave your mark on higher education.

Program Type

Graduate Certificate

Program Format

Online
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Why Choose Our Program?

  • Fully Online: Study from anywhere, on your schedule.
  • 15 Credits: Acquire expertise in just a few courses.
  • Stackable Credits: Apply earned credits toward our master’s program in Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education Administration.
  • Lower Tuition Options for Online, Out of State Students: Enjoy the same resident tuition regardless of your location.
A group of students posing for a picture at their school's graduation ceremony.

Program Highlights

Student Success: Equip yourself to guide college students towards success.

Advising Excellence: Master the skills of effective academic advising, support, and guidance.

Higher Education Insight: Understand the dynamic landscape of higher education institutions.

Tech-Enabled Service: Leverage technology to enhance student experiences.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (select 6 credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
AD LDSP 691Leadership Ethics in Multicultural Organizations1
AD LDSP 693Decision-Making in Multicultural Organizations1
AD LDSP 703Resources for Self-Directed Learning1
AD LDSP 704Technologies for Online Student Support1
AD LDSP 708Online Support Services in Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education3
AD LDSP 709Introduction to Higher Education Administration3
AD LDSP 799 Independent Reading1-3

Elective Courses (select 6 credits)

Core Courses not taken in the six required limit can also be taken as electives.

Course #Course TitleCredits
AD LDSP 757Principles and Foundation of Adult Education3
AD LDSP 777Leadership in Multicultural Organizations3
AD LDSP 778Introduction to College Student Personnel Administration3
ED PSY 640Human Development: Theory and Research3
INFOST 521Introduction to Reference Services and Resources3
INFOST 734Library Services and Resources for Adults3

Required Practicum (3 credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
AD LDSP 750Internship in Administrative Leadership3
These credits should not be taken before completion of at least 9 credits of coursework.

This practicum requires students to complete an internship related to student support services and technology-mediated support (a total of 150 hours) by enrolling in AD LDSP 750

This graduate certificate can be completed on its own or as part of the Master’s Degree in Administrative Leadership: Concentration in Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education Administration (ACHEA) through the 2-in-1 option.

2 in 1: Earn Your Master’s Degree and Certificate Together

Admission Criteria

  • You must complete a bachelor’s degree prior to admission, have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average.
  • If you have a graduate degree, you must have a minimum 3.0 graduate grade point average.
Cheryl Baldwin, Associate Professor in Administrative Leadership.
  • Associate Professor, Administrative Leadership
  • Department Chair, Administrative Leadership
  • Program Director, Educational Administration and Supervision
Simone C. O. Conceição, Professor Emerita in Administrative Leadership.
  • Professor Emerita, Administrative Leadership
Barbara Daley, Professor Emerita in Administrative Leadership.
  • Professor Emerita, Administrative Leadership
Jennifer  Filz, PhD
  • Lecturer, Administrative Leadership
Larry G. Martin, Professor Emeritus in Administrative Leadership.
  • Professor Emeritus, Administrative Leadership
Liliana Mina, Clinical Associate Professor in Administrative Leadership.
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Administrative Leadership
Dante J. Salto, Assistant Professor in Administrative Leadership.
  • Assistant Professor, Administrative Leadership
  • Program Director, Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education Administration
Anita Samuel, PhD
  • Lecturer, Administrative Leadership
Marie Sandy, Associate Professor in Department of Administrative Leadership.
  • Associate Professor, Administrative Leadership
  • Wm. Collins Kohler Chair, Institute for Systems Change and Peacebuilding