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 2023

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 2023, 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

Join us for one of the HEAL Zoom Online information sessions to learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration and Leadership (HEAL), a one-year 12-unit program which focuses on core competencies essential for successful higher education administrators. As a result of COVID-19, all HEAL Information Sessions will be Online.

If you:

  • Have professional work experience within higher education institutions (2-/4-year colleges and universities) and/or closely affiliated organizations.
  • Are interested in advanced leadership training and knowledge in the field of higher education administration.
  • Currently aspire to or are in an administrative position at a college, university, system office, or other organization providing services to higher education institutions.

Are interested in enhancing your skills and portfolio as a higher education professional to further your career.


Wednesday, April 5, 20235:00PM - 6:00PM
Thursday, April 6, 20235:00PM - 6:00PM
Monday, April 10, 20235:00PM - 6:00PM
Tuesday, April 11, 20235:00PM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, April 12, 20235:00PM - 6:00PM


As a result of COVID-19, HEAL Information Sessions will be provided online through Zoom.  Please register for one of the HEAL Information Sessions by completing the information on the “Click to RSVP” link below to register and Zoom HEAL Meeting information will be provided to you.