• Program Overview

    Program Overview

    Stevenson University Online’s master’s in Community-Based Education and Leadership program is designed to meet the growing demand for highly-qualified professionals to teach, lead, and manage in non-formal and informal education settings. Practicing professionals will gain the knowledge and skills to become effective educators and change leaders in their organizations. Upon completion of the master’s program, graduates will obtain 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.

    This online master’s for Community-Based Education and Leadership program provides leaders in areas including nonprofit, athletic coaching, youth development, and higher education with comprehensive skills-training that will prepare them to become leaders in their communities. Those interested in earning an online master’s in Community-Based Education & Leadership will complete a 36-credit hour program that will include coursework in areas such as the cognitive, emotional and social development of learners, action research and data-driven decision-making, and innovative teaching and learning for 21st century skills. Elective courses allow students the opportunity to hone their skills and expertise in areas such as STEM curriculum principles and practice, volunteer development, and conflict communication and leadership.

    Stevenson University Online’s master’s in Community-Based Education and Leadership program is offered online in 8-week sessions , providing flexibility for working professionals who want to enhance their existing skills within their field. Through online instruction from seasoned professionals as well as innovative educational tools, students will learn practical application of theory and complete the program with the skills they need to positively impact students.

    Education Certificate Options

    Stevenson also offers three distinct, fully-online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs for those interested in advancing their careers in either formal or non-formal education settings. Students can select from certificate options 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. 
    • Students are eligible to transfer up to 6-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable.