• Program Overview

    Program Overview

    Stevenson University Online’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Community-Based Education & Leadership is designed for practicing professionals in non-formal and informal education settings who want to expand their knowledge and skills to become effective educators and change leaders in their organizations. Upon completion of the Certificate program, graduates will have the ability to meet the needs of diverse populations of learners, build transformative learning communities, and foster collaborative partnerships within the expanding non-formal educational sector. Coursework can be completed online for this 15-credit hour program.

    Due to the unique blend of coursework including understanding 21st century teaching and learning as well as organizational management and leadership, this program benefits a variety of positions, including and not limited to the following: Athletic Coaches, Community Education Leaders, Higher Education Professionals, Non-profit Leaders, and Youth Development Specialists.

    Master's Degree Option

    Stevenson also offers an online master's in Community-Based Education & Leadership.

    Additional Education Certificate Options

    Stevenson offers additional Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program options for those interested in advancing their careers in either formal or non-formal education settings. Students can also select from certificate programs in:

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application. 
    • Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Official college transcript from your degree-granting institution; additional transcripts may be required to demonstrate satisfaction of program-specific prerequisites or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • Resume of professional experience.
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Per Credit $495.00 Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)

    Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 

  • Faculty


    D’Andrea Jacobs, NCSP (2014)
    Adjunct Professor, Graduate Education
    B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
    M.A., Michigan State University
    Ph.D., Michigan State University

    Lisa Moyer (2016)
    Adjunct Professor, Graduate Education
    B.A., Mary Washington College
    M.Ed., University of Mary Washington
    Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Randi Norris (2018)
    Adjunct Instructor, Graduate Education
    B.A., York College
    MAT, The Johns Hopkins University

    Tiveeda Stovall (2018)
    Adjunct Instructor, Graduate Education 
    B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
    M.S.W., University of California, Berkeley

  • Courses


    Stevenson's Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Community-Based Education & Leadership is an online 15-credit hour program.

    Required Courses

    • ED 606 Socio-political and Cultural Influences on Families, Organizations, and Communities
    • CBEL 610 Foundations and Frameworks of Community-Based Education
    • CBEL 616 Community Engagement and Leadership

    Community-Based Education & Leadership Electives

    Students will select two courses from the following content areas.

    Teaching and Learning Electives

    • ED 604 Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development of Learners
    • CBEL 612 Innovative Teaching and Learning for 21st Century Skills
    • CBEL 614 Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
    • CBEL 662 Youth Development
    • CBEL 664 Teaching & Learning for Specialized Populations

    Management/Leadership Electives

    • ED 608 Action Research 
    • CBEL 670 Volunteer Management
    • CBEL 672 Advocacy in Community-Based Organizations
    • CBEL 674 Legal Issues and Risk Management in Community Organizations