K-12 Educational Leadership through Sports (Graduate Certificate)
A Graduate Certificate in K-12 Educational Leadership through Sports from Creighton University can help you advance your career as an educator and become a stronger, more effective leader. Quality leadership is imperative to the success of our students, schools and activities and sports teams, so if you aspire to serve in an administrative role or become an athletic director, a graduate certificate in K-12 Educational Leadership from Creighton can help you reach your goals.
Creighton offers guaranteed scholarships to all educators to help support and encourage teachers to continue to their education in leadership. See the tuition and fees section below for more details.
Rooted in Jesuit values, Creighton’s Certificate in Educational Leadership through Sports goes beyond the administrative aspects of school leadership. You will learn the importance of compassion, relationship-building, reflection and humility in your work. Through hands-on, project-based learning experiences, you’ll learn to lead and manage your school, sustain a positive culture, and respond to diverse community interests.
Building on the University’s athletic prowess and successful sports achievements, the Education and Interdisciplinary Studies departments are committed to providing an experiential graduate certificate in educational leadership through a sports lens. Whether you have a career goal of becoming a building administrator, a head coach, or an athletic director, you will earn a unique sports leadership credential that will enable you to lead your coaches and athletic departments with a purposeful vision.
“Sports tend to play a huge role in our lives, from the time we are young athletes until we are seasoned fans. More recently, sports have given a voice to many of the social, political, and personal challenges that exist in our world. This program is ideal for the aspiring administrator or athletic director who seeks to understand the critical dynamics of humanity that we can learn through sports and how we can use sports to teach and learn lifelong lessons.”
—Gretchen Oltman, JD, PhD | Associate Professor and Program Director
Designed with public and private school K-12 coaches in mind, this certificate program can be used as a stepping-stone to become an athletic director and can build to an administrative degree with a Master’s in Educational Leadership.
Once enrolled in the program, you will have the ability to make an immediate impact as a strong leader in your school community. Your new skillset will also enable you to promote meaningful relationships within your teams and among your coaches. You will gain first-hand knowledge of our unique offerings that integrate coursework in leadership and education – all within the framework of sports! Our online programming enables you to join our classes from anywhere in the world and you will experience meaningful interactions with world-class faculty.