Graduate Certificate in Community-Based Education & Leadership Online

Explore Our Graduate Certificate in Community-Based Education & Leadership

Stevenson University Online’s Graduate 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 SUO’s community-based education program, you will be able to:

  • meet the needs of diverse populations of learners
  • build transformative learning communities
  • foster collaborative partnerships within the expanding non-formal educational sector

Coursework for the certificate in community leadership can be completed online for this 15-credit hour program. Credits you earn through this program may be applied to the Master’s in Community-Based Education and Leadership.


You must complete the following courses and choose two electives in the Management-Leadership or Teaching and Learning focus areas.

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

Admissions Requirements/Tuition  

  • Completed online application. 
  • Completion of bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work. If the transcripts are from an institution located outside of the United States, students must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from an organization that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A member list is available on the NACES website.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
  • Resume of professional experience.
  • Personal statement.
Tuition Per CreditCost Per Course (3-Credit Hours)

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

Students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid for this certificate program.

Community-Based Education and Leadership Master’s Degree Option

Stevenson offers a fully-online master’s degree program for those interested in advancing their career in this field. 

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Education Certificate Options

Stevenson offers three distinct, fully-online Graduate Certificate programs for those interested in advancing their careers in either formal or non-formal education settings. Students can select from certificate options in: