Corrections Leadership or Juvenile Justice Leadership (graduate certificate)
Successfully completing the requirements outlines below will result in a graduate certificate in either Corrections Leadership or Juvenile Justice Leadership:
Option 1: Adult Corrections (12 hours)
Option 2: Juvenile Justice (12 hours)
In order to apply for our certificate programs in Correctional or Juvenile Justice Leadership, students must have a four year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a minimum 2.0 overall undergraduate GPA. If you want to pursue a Graduate Certificate as a non-degree seeking student, a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required, but the GRE is required for any student who later wants to formally enter the Master of Science Program.
COR 809 - Program/Policy Evaluation & Analysis. (3) A. Qualitative/quantitative concepts and procedures to manage, understand, and effectively consume program evaluation and statistically based research. Reading, understanding, accurately interpreting evaluation-based research journals and governmentally produced research emphasized.
COR 812 - Leading with Political, Ethical and Emotional Intelligence (3) A. This course examines leadership within the correctional field, focusing on three competencies essential for effective, just leadership: political, ethical, and emotional intelligence. Understanding mindset/tactics associated with administrators that do/don’t lead with these competencies.
COR 820 - Trends/Issues in Juvenile Institutional/Community Corrections. (3) A. This course examines trends and issues central to understanding contemporary juvenile corrections/crime; correctional trends; historical development; and the use/effectiveness of various interventions (prevention, pre/post adjudicatory responses to juvenile offenders).
COR 835 - Correctional/Juvenile Justice Leadership & Administration. (3) A. An examination of contemporary approaches to juvenile justice/correctional leadership and administration; organization, personnel management, leadership skills, policy formulation focus, study of social and political settings of corrections administration and leadership.
COR 840 - Trends/Issues in Adult/Institutional/Community Corrections. (3) A. This course analyzes current and emerging trends and issues in adult community and institutional corrections. The future of corrections is examined based on current and projected trends.