Doctoral-Level Certificate in Strengths-Oriented Higher Education

The doctoral programs in higher education, in conjunction with the Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership and Education, offer a 10-unit Doctoral-Level Certificate in Strengths-Oriented Higher Education. Designed for educators and leaders who wish to deepen their knowledge and application of a strengths development model to their work in higher education, the certificate consists of three courses.

Course Requirements

Opening Sequence4
HED 701AStrengths-Oriented Leadership2
HED 701BStrengths-Oriented Leadership1
HED 701CStrengths-Oriented Leadership1
Choose from the following sequences:4
Student Access, Equity, and Success in College
Student Access, Equity, and Success in College
- OR -
Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in Higher Education
Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in Higher Education
Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in Higher Education
Concluding Course2
HED 761Strengths-Oriented Research and Programming2
Total Units10

This program is offered on the Azusa campus, comprising two weeks in January and two weeks in July, and program participants join existing cohorts of doctoral students in their classes. The doctoral credits from the certificate may be transferred to any other university. Participants must have a master’s degree or higher with a GPA of at least 3.0 at the graduate level to be eligible for admission to this program, and must complete all certificate courses with a B- or above.

For questions about this program, email doctoralhighered@apu.edu.