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Community College Leadership Certificate (CAGS)

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Program Information

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The CAGS in Community College Leadership enables students interested in advanced competency coursework to engage with relevant coursework without matriculating into the Ed.D. program. Community college leaders who have a master's degree and experience in other higher education sectors or industry will seek out the CAGS to gain requisite understanding of the 2-year college sector. The CAGS also allows students who are unsuccessful in the doctoral program as a result of an inability to pass the Benchmark II (BMII) [the program's comprehensive exam] to be recognized for the successful completion of the program's core courses and the community college specific track courses. A student who has made a B- or better, and earned no more than two B-, in the required courses may be eligible for the CAGS in Community College Leadership.

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The Community College Leadership CAGS is a part-time program offered in hybrid format. It requires the completion of 13 graduate semester hours. The following courses make up the Community College Leadership Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study program.

  • 5 Courses / 13 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 13 S.H.
EDAM 27784 Introduction to Community College 1
EDAM 27704 Changing Organizations 3
EDAM 27782 The American Community College 3
EDAM 27780 Community College Leadership And Governance 3
EDAM 27781 Community College Budgeting And Finance 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Master's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
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