Support the total development of all children

The first of its kind in Connecticut, this online program teaches educational leaders how to work collaboratively to build supportive bonds among children, parents and school staff, create a positive school-wide environment and build strong relationships within the communities they serve. The perspective and expertise gained are valuable for all school-based personnel, including administrators, teachers, guidance counselors and social workers.

Drawing on cross-disciplinary research, courses cover the range of knowledge and skills you’ll need to make positive and lasting structural changes in any K-12 institution. You’ll critically examine the foundations of social and emotional learning with a particular focus on culturally responsive practices, school equity and diversity and inclusion. The program culminates in a self-defined capstone project in which you will design, implement and evaluate an SEL-based action plan in a school environment.

This flexible program may be completed entirely online to support the needs of working professionals. In addition, students interested in pursuing future leadership roles may elect to apply 3-9 credits from the certificate program toward the completion of their Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Leadership upon acceptance into the program.

Learn more about the Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Leadership program