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Education Improvement, Graduate Certificate

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Note: This program is not accepting applications at this time.

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description: The objective for the Graduate Certificate in Education Improvement is to provide an advanced education and training opportunity in the areas of continuous school improvement, building on a number of frame works. The program will provide an educational opportunity for current school, district, and University administrators – as well as their board members – in the foundations of managing complex organizations of managing complex organizations for continuous improvement. At the conclusion of the Graduate Certificate in Education Improvement, a student will:

  1. Understand the concepts and research-based approaches of school improvement.
  2. Understand techniques of generating, managing, and applying improvement data.
  3. Understand application of improvement principles in current systems of accreditation, state/federal reporting, program evaluation, professional development, student assessment, etc.
  4. Demonstrate implementation of systematic improvement processes in various levels of an educational organization.

The program will be offered as both a stand-alone program or as an additional program for students in related degree programs.  The program consists of four courses delivered annually online over 7 months, from June through December. Two courses will be taught in the summer term and two courses in the fall.

Certificate web site:
Not available at this time.

For information about certificate, contact:
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA)

Phone: (573) 882-8221
Address: 202 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graduate Certificate in Education Improvement
Program Length12 months
Program Costs
  • $4,632 for in-state tuition
  • $8,050 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $53.00 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
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