Create Impactful Change in the Lives of Students and Educators

City University of Seattle offers a Graduate Certificate in Transformational School Leadership for educators who want to increase student success through environments conducive to learning. With a mix of coursework and field experience, you’ll gain vital knowledge and skills needed to help struggling schools or programs flourish.

Courses are available both online and in mixed-mode formats, so you can complete your certificate in the way that works best for your schedule.

Develop skills as a change agent by enrolling in CityU’s long-standing Albright School of Education. The 18-credit transformational school leadership graduate certificate is perfect for those who want to make impactful change by contributing to the lives of both students and educators.This program is also a great starting point for those who wish to earn an MEd in Educational Leadership or complete requirements for residency certification as a principal or program administrator. This certificate can be completed in two years or less. You’ll need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university to apply to this graduate-level certificate.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the Transformational School Leadership Graduate Certificate program, you’ll learn how to:

  • Select and retain highly effective educators
  • Manage change and transition inside the education sector you lead
  • Resolve conflict and facilitate collaboration
  • Promote educational reform
  • Supervise an ethical, inclusive instructional model

Total Required Credits (15 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2019-2020 Course Catalog. 

Required Courses

EEA 514 Current and Historical Educational Perspectives (3)

EEA 526 Change Management (3)

EEA 527 Human Resource Management in Education (3)

EEA 533 Supervision of Instruction (3)

EEA 642 Leadership Internship II (3)

This program is designed for individuals who have a strong desire to implement positive changes in the world of education. Creating an environment that helps all learners succeed is crucial to future generations.The transformational school leadership program will prepare you for a variety of management and leadership roles in education, such as:

  • Principal
  • Program director
  • Teacher
  • Consultant
  • Dean
  • Associate dean
  • Human resources director

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.