Personal Attention in a Supportive Community

Conceived for rising professionals in nonprofits, community services, coaching and youth development, skills training, and education, the Master’s in Community-Based Education & Leadership from Stevenson University Online 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.

Program Overview

The online master’s in Community-Based Education & Leadership requires students to complete a 36-credit hour program that will include coursework in areas such as:

  • Cognitive, emotional and social development of learners
  • Action research and data-driven decision-making
  • 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.

Offered online in 8-week sessions, 6 times per year, the program provides 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 to make a positive impact on learners and communities.

Due to the unique blend of coursework, 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
  • Youth Development Specialists

Certificate Option

Stevenson also offers a 15-credit, online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Community-Based Education & Leadership.