Professional and Continuing Studies Graduate Certificates

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Certificate in Administrative Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Administrative Leadership equips students with a more specialized understanding of the discipline, with 12 hours of required coursework, including studies in the culture of organizations, theories of management and leadership, the individual’s role in leadership and the intersection of ethics and leadership. An elective in decision-making, project management or organizational communication must also be applied to complete this certificate.

Core Courses
LSAL 5113Theories of Management and Leadership3
LSAL 5133Cultures of Organizations3
LSAL 5173The Individual and Leadership3
LSAL 5153Ethics in Leadership3
Elective Course
Choose one of the following:3
Leadership Issues in Decision Making
Organizational Communications
Project Management
Total Credit Hours15

Certificate in Corrections Management

The Corrections Management Certificate provides opportunity for individuals working in corrections, probation and parole, and rehabilitative services fields. Six hours of required coursework include Penology and Ethical Decision-Making for Criminal Justice, and six elective hours in a wide range of topics are required to complete this certificate. Elective hours include courses such as Community Justice in the 21st Century, Restorative Justice Programs for Drug Offenders, Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System, and Gangs in the United States.

Core Courses
LSCJ 5153Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice3
LSCJ 5363Penology3
Elective Courses
Choose six hours of graduate electives as approved by the faculty advisor and graduate liaison.6
Total Credit Hours12

Certificate in Restorative Justice

The Restorative Justice Administration Certificate emphasizes leadership, program and project development, victim and offender services and community-oriented approaches to crime prevention and restoration. Six hours of required coursework includes Ethical Decision-Making for Criminal Justice as well as Victimology and Restorative Justice. Six elective hours must also be applied to complete this certificate. Elective hours include courses such as Human Trafficking, Community Policing and Juvenile Justice.

Core Courses
LSCJ 5153Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice3
LSCJ 5203Victimology and Restorative Justice3
Elective Courses
Choose six hours of graduate electives as approved by the faculty advisor and graduate liaison.6
Total Credit Hours12