If you are a current teacher, this 15-unit certificate will prepare you to serve as an instructional mentor, coach, department chair, clinical practice supervisor, or professional developer.
Through a mix of student-centered learning and adult learning theory, you will be prepared to employ effective instructional leadership and serve the entire school community.
The Instructional Leadership Certificate can be taken as either a stand-alone program or added to the Master of Arts in Education, Leadership in Learning.
At PLNU, we are here for the same reasons you are: We truly believe in the power of education, and we care deeply about individuals — including you.
When you earn one or more of our added authorizations or certificates, you will challenge yourself to be more effective in your work.
Everyone you encounter here will share your goal of better serving your students, from your admissions counselor to your professors. Rest assured, PLNU’s School of Education will take a personal interest in you and care about your concerns, experience, beliefs, and goals.
Specialized to Your Interests
Learn to successfully serve specific populations and incorporate the latest, research-based and classroom-tested best practices in a highly focused program. Take certificates and added authorizations alone, in combination, or as part of a master’s degree to create your ideal combination.
Convenient For Your Life
Our online and hybrid formats make these authorization and certificate programs work with your career and family obligations. Since PLNU is known for making education personal, you can be sure you will receive the attention and support you need.
Relevant to Your Needs
District partnerships ensure PLNU’s curriculum addresses current needs and topics facing educators. As a Christian university, PLNU equips you to integrate your beliefs, values, and goals with your teaching practice.