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Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development

C.A.S. in Organizational Change (Administrator I)

Hawkins Hall

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in organizational change is an interdisciplinary program designed for students wishing to continue their education at the post-master's level. The 30-credit hour program consists of five core courses and five additional elective courses intended to focus on issues related to the participant's organization and professional goals. Building on a curriculum covering areas such as workforce development, educational leadership, and human resource management, program participants will have an opportunity to continue their professional development to become leaders within educational, business and community-based organizations. Other courses may be selected based on professional needs through consultation with the adviser.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of master's degree in human resource development or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the applicant's academic background, professional experience and/or personal qualities.
  • Letter of application.
  • Academic writing sample.
  • Submission and approval of a professional portfolio.
  • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.00. (for full admission)
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (where applicable).

Certificate Requirements

I  - Administrator Track: (6 required courses)
ILPD  667     Curriculum & Assessment
ILPD  781     Seminar in Supervision
ILPD  716     Leadership of the Schools
ILPD  603     School Law
ILPD  797     Internship in Educational Leadership
ILPD  668     Leadership & Group Dynamics

II - Elective Courses (Select 4 with Advisor Approval)
ISTC  702     Educational Leadership & Technology
ILPD  740     Data Based Decision Making
ILPD  741     Seminar in Liability for Professionals in Education
ILPD  742     Transformational Leadership & Professional Development
ILPD  743     Learning Communities & Organizational Change
ILPD  744     Interpersonal Relations & Group Dynamics
ILPD  745     School Budgeting & Fiscal Issues

*Other courses may be selected as suitable to particular organizational or professional needs through consultation with the adviser.

Dr. Diane Wood, Graduate Director
Hawkins Hall, Room 413N (map)

Phone: 410-704-2685





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