Heal Certificate

The Higher Education Administration and Leadership (HEAL) is a 12-unit graduate certificate program which addresses the needs of career-focused professionals within a continuously changing and complex higher education environment. Program participants will interact with higher education expert faculty and have an opportunity to further develop and expand their professional networks. The HEAL curriculum is based on current research and advanced teaching methodologies. Program objectives are to:

  • Provide participants with a strong foundation in theory and current practice of higher education administration and leadership;
  • Help participants develop their capacity to analyze and address complex issues and challenges facing higher education;
  • Prepare participants to become informed, collaborative, and more effective higher education administrators; and
  • Inspire participants to continuously promote success and innovation among diverse higher education constituencies by exhibiting critical thinking and analysis, as well as inclusion and collaboration.

The Higher Education Administration and Leadership (HEAL) Graduate Certificate Program is supported through the teaching/learning of four (4) 3-unit courses completed over one year (two academic semesters).  Two courses are taught in fall and two courses are taught in spring:

Fall 2024

GED 550: Higher Education Leadership (3 units)
GED 551: Legal Issues in Higher Education (3 units)

Spring 2024

GED 552: Higher Education Finance (3 units)
GED 553: Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (3 units)

During Fall Semester 2024, 11 sessions will be taken with independent learning and each month there will be one live online zoom session for each course. The five live online zoom sessions are on Tuesdays throughout the semester from 4:00-6:45 pm for GED 550: Higher Education Leadership and 5:00-7:45 pm for GED 551: Legal Issues in Higher Education (2 courses) from 4:00pm-6:45pm.

HEAL Zoom Online Information Sessions


Tuesday, February 20, 20245:00PM - 5:45PM
Wednesday, February 21, 202412:00PM - 12:45PM
Monday, February 26, 20245:00PM - 5:45PM
Tuesday, February 27, 20246:00PM - 6:45PM
Wednesday, February 28, 20245:00PM - 5:45PM