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K-12 Educational Leadership, Graduate Certificate



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Jan. 13

The graduate certificate program in Educational Leadership offers the adult learner with the tools to become an instructional leader in a Christian school. SCOPE’s Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership provides historical context and school administration fundamentals, all from the perspective of a biblically-informed worldview.


Candidates for the certificate take courses that introduce them to the principles and philosophy of Christian education, educational leadership, personnel supervision and development, pupil personnel services and school management practices.

Be a better leader at your Christian school through SCOPE’s Educational Leadership graduate certificate program. Taking the courses in this program will earn you practical, experiential knowledge in personnel supervision and development, pupil personnel services and school management practices. With only 18 credits, this short term online program introduces you to educational leadership fundamentals without putting your work on pause.

Current Christian school teachers and administrators receive a 50% tuition discount

The graduate certificate in Educational Leadership benefits

  • School administrators
  • Daycare and primary school administrators
  • School staff
  • Teachers

Successfully completing the graduate certificate in Educational Leadership may let you apply up to 18 hours of your work to SCOPE’s Educational Leadership MS program.

Courses (18 Credits)

Flexible schedule

All courses are online

Designed for the busy professional


Each student will be able to:

  • Articulate a clear personal philosophy of Christian education.
  • Examine leadership theory and the application of that theory in a school setting.
  • Evaluate organizational operations including personnel, financial, and physical resources for institutional improvement.


Educational Leadership courses cost $450 per credit.

The total program cost for 18 credits is $8,100.

Financial Aid

To be considered for federal financial aid, talk to a financial aid counselor.

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Educator Professional Development Program

Students who are current teachers or administrators at Christian schools are eligible for a 50% tuition discount.

Learning Experience

You don’t have to leave your work or family behind to reach your goals. Every course in the program is 100% online, taught by faculty who will engage with you through Canvas, our digital Learning Management System.

Through SCOPE’s online program, you’ll gain

  • Input and instruction from seasoned, experienced faculty.
  • Philosophy of education courses.
  • Classes taught from a biblically-informed worldview.


Our faculty for the master’s program in educational leadership all hold terminal degrees and teach in their fields of expertise. These experienced professionals bring to the classroom their varied experience—from being administrator of a primary school, to authoring and contributing to school textbooks, to presenting material at workshops.

Career Support

BJU’s Career Services office helps both students and alumni through career advising, resume preparation, job-search assistance, recruitment conferences and more.

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