Community Education


Program Title

Community Education

Degree Designation


Program Level


Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

This Graduate Certificate program in Community Education prepares students for a profession as a Director Of Community Education. The Minnesota Department of Education has approved this program for meeting the professional preparation requirements for licensure.


College of Education and Learning Design




Admissions Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.

  • Successful completion of 24 credits in the Core courses.

  • Successful completion of 320 hours of course Field Experience in Community Education under supervision of a designated University supervisor and a licensed Director of Community Education.

  • Completion of course Portfolio Review.


2.75 The course Field Experience: Community Education course is taken only with permission from the student's advisor and with consideration that the student has completed at least 9 credits of core courses prior to enrolling in the field experience. With advisor approval, students may transfer up to 10 credits from another regionally accredited institution. The Field Experience may not be a transfer course. See program website for additional information.

Program Requirements

24 credits: EDAD 502, EDAD 507, EDAD 509, EDAD 601, EDAD 611, EDAD 620, EDAD 630, EDAD 640,
EDAD 650

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes


Understands how to facilitate the development, articulation, and implementation of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.


Demonstrates capacity to advocate, nurture, and sustain a School culture and an instructional program conducive to student learning.


Demonstrate the ability to manage the organization operations to produce a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.


Collaborates with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs and mobilizes resources.


Understands ethical aspects of school-community relations.


Responds to, and influences the larger political, social economic, legal and cultural context.

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