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Global Education and Leadership, Graduate Certificate

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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description:

This Graduate Certificate in Global Education and Leadership prepares and positions educators to develop, sustain, and lead globally-minded schools (preschool to high school). Regardless of geographic location, educators and students are growing and learning in a transnational world. Examining global and local contexts, this certificate will provide the theories, tools, and resources for aspiring principals, curriculum leaders and other educators to successfully lead colleagues and students to be critical, reflective, and inquiring global stewards with refined intercultural skills.

The required four courses for this certificate each take an inquiry approach that allows educators to question and examine locally-relevant and globally-minded leadership principles and practices. The program as a whole expands upon ELPA’s commitment to developing equitable and inclusive leadership by bridging best practices in school leader development with the underpinning values of the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization ( and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations ( In turn, the core value underlying the certificate is to foment intercultural understanding and global-mindedness in each of these critical aspects of educational leadership:

  • Effective curriculum and instruction
  • Collaborative teamwork
  • Risk-taking and innovation
  • Reflective practice
  • Leadership development
  • Systems of continuous improvement

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