Become an Education Executive for the 21st Century

Regis University’s graduate certificate in School Executive Leadership is designed for leaders who are dealing with the increasingly complex and global business environment of education.
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School Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate

Certificate Overview

Educational leaders are increasingly confronted by complex challenges that require knowledge of educational processes as well as strategic business and management skills. To address this growing need, Regis University has developed a graduate certificate in School Executive Leadership (Non-Endorsement) that blends curriculum from Regis University’s School of the Education and School of Management.

Total School Executive Leadership Certificate Requirements: 15 credit hours

Please note: Licensed teachers will be able to transfer the courses to Regis University’s Master’s in Educational Leadership (Principal Licensure) program and non-teachers will be able to transfer the courses into the Adult Education and Training program.

Program Requirements

School Executive Leadership Certificate Requirements
EDLS 681 Personnel Selection and Supervision
EDLS 685 Peer Mentoring and Support
EDLS 689 or EDLS 688 School Law (EDLS 689) or  School Finance (EDLS 688)
MSM 602 The Leadership Management Challenge*
MSM 621 Leading Change and Innovation*
*Courses taken from the School of Management

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.


How to Apply

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Applicants seeking a master's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)

After submitting online application, the following are required:

  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript from all U.S. regionally accredited institutions. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. Download the transcript request form.
    Mail transcripts to:
    Regis University
    Office of Admissions
    3333 Regis Boulevard
    Mail Code: P-28
    Denver, CO 80221-1099
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on degree-bearing transcript with option of supplying additional course work transcripts
  • Current resume 
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

After your file is complete, the Admissions Committee will review all documents in your application file. The Admissions Committee will contact you regarding the status of your acceptance.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
Fall 2015 August 24, 2015 July 27, 2015

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


This program's curriculum draws from both the School of Management and the School of Education, so tuition costs are determined by class, based on which school that class falls under.

2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required School of Management Tuition School of Education Tuition Estimated Fees for Program
$9,005 15 6 credit hours at $780 per credit hour 9 credit hours at $475 per credit hour $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.