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The graduate certificate in curriculum development and leadership prepares graduate students to design and lead curriculum through coursework focused on developing a deep understanding of how students learn and grow through curriculum, the steps to planning and aligning an intricate curriculum, and procedures for conducting curriculum review and evaluation. The certificate is ideal for graduate students who want to specialize in curriculum development and implementation, and develop skills needed for the building-level administrator license requirement.

Our graduate certificate in curriculum development and leadership—offered entirely online by the Department of Educational Studies in our nationally renowned Teachers College—will prepare you to fill this vital role in any school.

This program is ideal for anyone who:

  • wants to specialize in curriculum development and implementation
  • develop skills needed for building-level administrator license requirement

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Contact Sarah Jones, who can answer questions you have about our program.

Curriculum Development and Leadership

Thinking about a Master’s Degree?

This certificate will allow you to apply credits you earn toward two of our master’s degrees:

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National Accreditation

The Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Learn more.

Course Requirements

Total Credits: 12

Both of the following:

  • EDCU 601 Principles and Procedures of Curriculum Development (3 credits)
  • EDCU 673 Curriculum Evaluation (3 credits)

One of the following:

  • EDAC 635 Strategies for Teaching Adults (3 credits)
  • EDAD 600 Introduction to Educational Leadership (3 credits)
  • EDST 680 Staff Development to Strengthen Curriculum (3 credits)

One of the following:

  • EDCU 610 The Elementary School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 620 The Secondary School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 630 The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 640 The Alternative School Curricula (3 credits)

For a complete list of program requirements and courses, see the course catalog.

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Federal Employees Pay In-State Tuition

Ball State has joined the Federal Academic Alliance and is offering reduced tuition rates for all eligible, non-Indiana resident Federal Government Employees (civil servants), spouses, dependents, and retirees who enroll in online graduate-level programs and courses through Ball State’s Teachers College. Learn more.

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State Authorizations

We accept students from all states, but certain conditions may apply depending on which state you live in. Learn more about state authorization for non-Indiana students.

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Students from Other States

Ball State is authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, if you are considering a program that leads to professional licensure, some states may have additional regulations. Review our state authorization website if you live outside of Indiana and contact us if you have questions.

More Information

Do you want to learn more about our program or have questions about the application process or financial aid? We’re here to help! You may either request more information by completing our simple online form, or you may contact us directly by phone or email.

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