Independent & Charter School Leadership Certificate

This program will prepare students for the numerous roles and responsibilities of school administration at independent and charter schools. The Independent and Charter School Certificate provides an opportunity for students to engage in field-based experiential learning activities related to independent and charter school leadership. Courses focus on financial management, strategic planning, institutional advancement, governance, operations, and infrastructures. The program concludes with a capstone project based on real-world, job-embedded field-based needs of independent and charter schools. This is a 12-hour certificate program and can be completed in as few as 2 semesters. 


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Program Snapshot

Required Courses: (12 Credit Hours)

  • EDL 7802: Operational Management and Infrastructures for Independent & Charter Schools
  • EDL 7780: Practicum in Educational Leadership
  • EDL 7800: Financial Management and Leadership in Independent and Charter Schools
  • EDL 7801: Institutional Advancement in Independent and Charter Schools

Total Number of Credit Hours: 12


Department of Educational Leadership

Kennesaw State University 
Department of Educational Leadership
580 Parliament Garden Way,
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-4377

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