Certificate in Creative Educational Leadership

The Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development offers a unique certificate program for current and aspiring leaders of schools and community-based organizations. The certificate program enrolls a cohort of 30 students each year and prepares leaders by integrating three perspectives on leadership—the artist, the educator, and the community-based organizational leader.

The 12-month program is grounded in the practice of leadership. The curriculum is competency-based; instruction is provided in a blended model (both online and in face-to-face meetings); and assessment of student competencies is holistic. Students must complete four courses (14 credits), engage in field experiences, present two exhibitions of mastery, and complete a 2-credit Capstone Project.

Completion of the Certificate in Creative Educational Leadership can be a first step toward an administrative license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an EdM in Education Leadership & Policy Studies, which will require a separate admission process and additional coursework.

Required Coursework (Total Credits: 16)

  • SED AP 526 Family and Community Engagement (2 cr)
  • SED AP 662 Strategic Planning and Implementation (4 cr)
  • SED AP 720 Performance-Based Instructional Leadership (4 cr)
  • SED AP 750 Educator Evaluation and Supervision (4 cr)
  • SED AP 900 Independent Study Capstone Project (2 cr)

Two courses will be taken during fall semester and two courses will be taken during spring semester, including June. The Capstone Project will occur during the summer.