School Leadership Professional Development Certificates

The SUU Teacher Education department is now partnering with school districts and school leaders who need Professional Development courses through the School Leadership Professional Development Program.

With SLPD school leaders may pursue one of four SUU Certificates in School Leadership:

  • Strategic Stakeholder Operations
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Educational, Political & Community Leadership

You will apply and register online (following step-by-step instructions we provide) and then take the course online taught by one of our SUU professors. You will need to be admitted to our Continuing Teacher Education Program before you can register for these courses. You will do that at this Link.

Semester Dates

Spring 2022 First Session - 1/10/22-2/27/22
Spring 2022 Second Session - 3/7/22-4/28/22
Summer 2022 First Session - 5/16/22-7/3/22
Summer 2022 Second Session - 7/4/22-8/21/22
Fall 2022 First Session - 9/7/22-10/23/22
Fall 2022 Second Session - 10/24/22-12/16/22
Spring 2023 First session - 1/9/23-2/26/23
Spring 2023 Second Session - 2/27/23-4/27/23

Certificates

Strategic Stakeholder Operations

Courses focus on key concepts in four essential areas of operations management:

  • Process analysis,
  • Service operations,
  • Quality management, and
  • Inventory management.

Students will learn tools to analyze and improve the operational performance of any K12 school. The goal of this certificate is to integrate the tools and skills to successfully manage and optimize operations in your industry.

Required Courses
Course Number/Name/Description CRN Credits Cost When offered
EDPD 5555
Organizational Policies & Procedures
Developed by Prent Klag
12811 3 $300 Spring 2022 First Term
Fall 2022 First Term
EDPD 5065
Safe Schools and Emergency Preparations
Developed by Prent Klag
20842 3 $300 Spring 2022 Second Term
Fall 2022 Second Term
EDPD 5015
Leadership & Organizational Communication
Developed by Tony Pellegrini
12810 3 $300 Summer 2022 First Term
Spring 2023 First Term
EDPD 5000
Strategic HR Leadership
Developed by Jody Mimmack
20841 3 $300 Summer 2022 Second Term
Spring 2023 Second Term

* Tuition Reimbursement available with documentation of your School’s Title I or Turnaround status

Organizational Leadership

Courses focus on how to advocate your school’s purpose and vision, and inspire your team to move forward on that vision.

Students will learn how to lengthen the reach of your influence by leading through your team. The goal of this certificate is to influence your school’s organizational culture and to nurture talent, leverage diversity, and drive performance

Required Courses (ANY 4 of these 5 courses)
Course Number/Name/Description CRN Credits Cost When offered
EDPD 5515
Conflict Management and Decision-making
Developed by Prent Klag
20844 3 $300 Spring 2022 First Term
Fall 2022 First Term
EDPD 5015
Leadership & Organizational Communication
Developed by Tony Pellegrini
12812 3 $300 Spring 2022 Second Term
Fall 2022 Second Term
EDPD 5021
Leading Organizational Change
Developed by Troy Robinson
12813 3 $300 Summer 2022 First Term
Winter 2023 First Term
EDPD 5575
Project Leadership and Management for Ed. Leaders
Developed by Jody Mimmack
20843 3 $300 Summer 2022 Second Term
Winter 2023 Second Term
EDPD 5598
Politics, Culture, and Climate
Developed by Jody Mimmack
20845 3 $300 Summer 2022 Second Term
Winter 2023 Second Term

* Tuition Reimbursement available with documentation of your School’s Title I or Turnaround status

Instructional Leadership

Courses focus on access to non-administrative instructional leadership roles - and support in fulfilling them - is an important part of ensuring that the best teachers remain in their schools as leaders while continuing to teach.

Students will learn to effectively and efficiently support expert classroom teachers in becoming powerful instructional leaders, which requires them to have access to meaningful learning opportunities that address the complexities of leading teacher growth and development. The goal of this certificate is to:

  • Build skills which nurture and model effective practice to lead adult learner
  • Engage with relevant problems of practice that address common challenges of instructional leadership
  • Apply knowledge, skills, and insights to practice leadership in one’s own professional school context
  • Establish an active Professional Learning Network of educators
Required Courses (ANY 4 of these 5 courses)
Course Number/Name/Description CRN Credits Cost When offered
EDPD 5016
Leadership in Ed.Tech. and Instructional Design
Developed by Joe B. Wright
12814 3 $300 Spring 2022 First Term
Fall 2022 First Term
EDPD 5022
Leading Effective Teams: Leadership, Coaching, and Mentoring
Developed by Deirdre Williams
12815 3 $300 Spring 2022 Second Term
Fall 2022 Second Term
EDPD 5015
Leading Literacy Across Content Areas
Developed by Troy Robinson
20846 3 $300 Summer 2022 First Term
Winter 2023 First Term
EDPD 5150
Using Data to Inform Decisions: MTSS & RTI
Developed by Deirdre Williams
20847 3 $300 Summer 2022 Second Term
Winter 2023 Second Term
EDPD 5570
Teaching and Learning through Standards-based Assessment, Grading, and Reporting
Developed by Jody Mimmack
20848 3 $300 Summer 2022 Second Term
Winter 2023 Second Term

* Tuition Reimbursement available with documentation of your School’s Title I or Turnaround status

Educational, Political & Community Leadership

Courses are designed for K12 settings and stewards who want to expand their knowledge and skills to become effective educators and change leaders in their organizations.

Students will learn how communities are organized, how nonprofits serve constituents, and how community engagement can result in social progress and political power. Students gain a deeper awareness of the importance of lived experience in the creation of policy and understand what factors influence how communities are organized. The goal of this certificate is to meet the needs of diverse populations of learners; build transformative learning communities; and foster collaborative partnerships within the expanding non-formal educational sector.

Required Courses (ANY 4 of these 5 courses)
Course Number/Name/Description CRN Credits Cost When offered
EDPD 5500
Dealing with Media and Promoting Social Media Platforms in Schools
Developed by Prent Klag
12817 3 $300 Spring 2022 First Term
Fall 2022 First Term
EDPD 5990
Conflict Management and Decision Making
Developed by Prent Klag
12818 3 $300 Spring 2022 Second Term
Fall 2022 Second Term
EDPD 5925
Cultural and Community Awareness
Developed by Kelly Brown
12816 3 $300 Summer 2022 First Term
Winter 2023 First Term
EDPD 5085
TurnAround Leadership - 4 Domains of School Improvement (Leadership, Talent Development, Instructional Transformation, Cultural)
Developed by Kelly Brown
20849 3 $300 Summer 2022 First Term
Winter 2023 First Term
EDPD 5513
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
20850 3 $300 Summer 2022 Second Term
Winter 2023 Second Term

* Tuition Reimbursement available with documentation of your School’s Title I or Turnaround status

Once registered, you will need to pay $300 for each course by the first day of class. If you are a school leader at a Title I or “Turnaround” school in Utah, you can qualify for a tuition reimbursement. Please email Tony Pellegrini at pellegrini@suu.edu within 7 calendar days from your first day of class sharing documentation regarding your leadership at a Title 1 or “Turnaround” school in Utah and your $300 will be reimbursed to you.

School Culture and Climate Surveys - Pre- and Post-Principal Course Completed

Courses

Contact

College of Education & Human Development