Graduate Study in Education

Post-Master's Certification
School of Professional and Graduate Studies

For individuals currently holding an appropriate master's degree who wish to become certifiable as a school principal or school counselor, post-master's certification programs are available as follows:

Educational Leadership Post-Master's Certification Option

27 credits

(Meets New Hampshire Certification Competencies for Principal: Grades K-12)

The Educational Leadership Post-Master's Certification Option will provide the candidate with the framework and expertise in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for transformational school leadership for the 21st century. Through the perspectives of the conceptual framework of the Keene State College education program, candidates for the Educational Leadership Program will:

  • Explore the dynamic nature of the teaching and learning process.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors that meet high expectations and standards.
  • Understand the world from multiple perspectives.
  • Contribute to a just and equitable world.

School principals are leaders who function in many roles to meet the diverse needs of individuals and groups in an increasingly complex society and a rapidly evolving world. To lead effectively, school principals must be prepared with the knowledge, skills, and ethical understandings necessary to create an environment that promotes human potential in terms of learning and citizenship.

Admission Criteria

Candidates for admission to the Educational Leadership Certificate Option must submit an Application for Graduate Study in Education, including required materials, to the KSC Admissions Office.

For additional information, refer to the Graduate Application.

Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

27 credits

Foundations

15 credits

EDUC 611 Contemporary Issues and Effective Schools
EDUC 621 Curriculum Theory and Development
EDUC 631 Curriculum Management and Student Assessment
EDUC 641 School Law
EDUC 651 School Leadership

Specialization: School Principal

12 credits

EDUCEL 631 Staff Selection, Supervision, and Evaluation
EDUCEL 652 Budget, Facilities, and Safe Schools
EDUCEL 696 Internship I: School and Community Relations
EDUCEL 697 Internship II: Connections

School Counselor Certification

30 credits

(Meets New Hampshire Certification Competencies for Guidance Counselor: Grades K-12)

Refer to the Master of Education: School Counselor Option section of this catalog for a description of this program.

Admission Criteria

Candidates for admission to the School Counselor Certificate Option must submit an Application for Graduate Study in Education, including required materials, to the KSC Admissions Office.

For additional information, refer to the Graduate Application.

School Counselor Certification Requirements

30 credits

EDUCSC 622 School Counseling: Roles, Responsibilities, and Interventions
EDUCSC 623 The Inclusive School Counselor: Multiculturalism and Diversity in Schools
EDUC 630 Lifespan Development
EDUCSC 631 Assessment and Evaluation for School Counselors
EDUCSC 641 Career Development
EDUC 641 School Law
EDUCSC 652 Group Counseling in Schools
EDUCSC 662 School Counseling: Theoretical Foundations
EDUCSC 696 Internship: Elementary
EDUCSC 697 Internship: Secondary