Graduate Certificate in School Leadership

Organizational and Leadership Psychology

You're Ready to Lead and Create School Cultures that Improve Outcomes 

You're a classroom teacher, school administrator, aspiring school leader, or working school professional, and you see the impact that equitable mindsets, inclusive environments, and effective instructional practice have on a school system. The fully online Graduate Certificate in School Leadership is a principal preparation program aligned to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) administrator standards. The graduate certificate focuses on educational equity, racial understanding, and organizational transformation.

Karina FundoraThe program is arming me with language, skills, techniques, protocols, and strategies that are already enabling me to lead even more effectively. I find myself feeling replenished, nurtured, and rejuvenated after each class and I am eager to continue learning.”

Marika Hamilton
Graduate Certificate in School Leadership


Our Philosophy, Your Experience

We believe that the best learning comes from integrating classroom knowledge with hands-on experience. Your education is enriched by a curriculum that combines an understanding of theory, training, and practice, and we emphasize the development of professionals, like you, who are committed to the ethical provisions of quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations.

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At William James, you'll gain exceptional training in a supportive, student-centered learning environment, with instruction and guidance provided by leading practitioners in the field. Throughout your studies, you'll experience our integrative philosophy of training and education, with application of classroom instruction in structured field experiences. Underlying this approach to professional training, is a sustained focus on your personal and professional development, with an orientation towards community service, and respect for those you'll serve.


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