Your ability to support cultural diversity — in the classroom and on campus — helps students prepare for a diverse workforce in which they recognize and value people of different backgrounds and with different perspectives. Learn to promote inclusivity in the post-secondary environment. At the University of Central Missouri, we offer a Diversity Issues in Higher Education graduate certificate to teach you to understand diversity and recognize privilege to help advance social justice among your students.
Enhance your standing as an educational leader and get prepared to implement change for the greater good on college campuses.
A flexible graduate certificate designed for educational leaders
We know you have a busy schedule, which is why we make it as easy as possible to earn your Diversity Issues in Higher Education graduate certificate from UCM.
You’ll take classes online at your own pace, completing as many per semester as your schedule allows. With the ability to finish the certificate in as few as two semesters, you’ll soon be ready to advance inclusivity within your area of influence and ensure the welfare of your students.
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Department of Career, Technical and Special Education
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Complete in two to four semesters
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Customize the curriculum to your goals
Learn how to appeal to a diverse college classroom — while being mindful to include all students — through these courses for UCM’s Diversity Issues in Higher Education graduate certificate:
You’ll also choose an elective course specific to your work or an area of interest. UCM’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) faculty will work with you to understand your goals, so they can help tailor your coursework to best fit your needs.
Discover ways to improve individual classrooms, larger campuses and society as a whole through hands-on learning, campus activities and community organizations as part of UCM’s Diversity Issues in Higher Education graduate certificate:
With your Diversity Issues in Higher Education certificate, you’ll be well prepared to pursue your passion for helping students be successful — no matter their culture or background. Colleges and universities will recognize the value you place on diversity and in creating inclusive classrooms and environments. Your credential and training can serve as professional development or help you stand out as you apply for any job in higher education, from adjunct or faculty instruction to staff or administrative leadership positions.
Get faculty support for your career or professional development goals
UCM’s CTE faculty want to understand your goals for pursuing this graduate certificate in order to guide you toward the right classes for your development or career. Do you desire a job supporting cultural diversity on a college campus? Use the interactive tool below to explore your possibilities.
Fulfill a passion for helping others — and be recognized for your inclusivity — when you complete the University of Central Missouri’s Diversity Issues in Higher Education graduate certificate. To help you realize these benefits and get the training you need, UCM offers some of the nation’s most affordable tuition rates. As a top-ranked university by LendEDU for low student debt, we also provide access to degree-seeking students to finance your education, such as loans, work-study opportunities and scholarships.
How to know if scholarships are available to you
If you’re also pursuing a graduate degree at UCM, such as our MS in Career and Technology Education or EdS in Professional Leadership: Adult, Career and Technical Education, program-specific scholarships may be available to you. You can learn more by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
Extend your studies and broaden your career horizons with one of UCM’s graduate degrees related to post-secondary education:
Make yourself more marketable.
Complete one or multiple graduate certificates to enhance your skills and increase your value to higher education institutions:
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Build on your passion for helping others, no matter their backgrounds or needs, with one of these UCM graduate certificates:
Upon completion of this certificate, you will understand the concepts of diversity, inclusive excellence, and privilege
Working with committed staff, you will find that diversity and creativity are not only welcomed, but encouraged. The close working relationships between and among students, student services faculty, professional staff, and administrators promote an environment in which students are mentored, challenged, and offered a broad spectrum of experiences to create themselves as the outstanding professionals they seek to become.
Admission to Graduate Studies
To submit your application, go to our online graduate admissions application form. You must pay a $30 non-refundable application fee and arrange for official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended to be sent to UCM Graduate Studies. You may also print a hard copy of the Graduate Application and mail it to:
UCM Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 800
Ward Edwards 1800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Requirements for admission to graduate study include:
After admission to the Graduate School, your application is then forwarded to the CSPA program. Additional documents required by the program include:
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