Dec 13, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community College Teaching and Leadership Certificate

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degree Programs


The Department of Leadership offers a certificate for individuals interested in either a teaching or an administrative career in a community college setting. Consisting of 15-18 hours of course work, this program can be applied to or taken simultaneously with a Master of Science degree in Leadership, Student Personnel Services, or a Doctor of Education degree in Higher and Adult Education. Students not pursuing a degree may apply for admission to the Graduate School as certificate seeking. For more information call 901.678.3531. Click here to view corresponding gainful employment data.

Program Admission:

  1. Students already enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program at The University of Memphis must contact the office of Graduate Admissions to request a program status change to pursue the Certificate in Community College Teaching and Leadership. Students must also apply to the Department of Leadership (Higher and Adult Education) to be considered for admission to the certificate program (see below).
  2. Students who are only applying to the Certificate program must apply to the Graduate School as a Graduate Certificate student.
  3. All students interested in the Community College Teaching and Leadership Certificate must undergo departmental review for admission.

The following items must be provided to the Department of Leadership in addition to applying to the Graduate School:

  1. Transcripts from your graduate degree or undergraduate degree if a graduate degree has not been earned. Transcripts are not required if your degree was earned from the University of Memphis.
  2. Three letters of recommendation.
  3. A statement of academic and professional goals detailing how this program will advance your career plans.

All departmental materials must be sent to or delivered to the address below:

The HIAD Admissions Committee
The University of Memphis
Department of Leadership
311 Browning Hall
Memphis, TN 38152

Departmental application deadlines are November 1 for the spring term and April 1 for the summer and fall terms. All materials must be received by the deadline to be considered.

Program Requirements:



A minimum of “B” must be earned in all courses included in the Community College Certificate program.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degree Programs