Higher Education Foundations Certificate Students
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Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Foundations

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Foundations: Advance or Transform Your Career in Higher Ed

Looking to enter the field of higher education or grow your current career? In this 15-credit graduate-level certificate program, you’ll learn to create positive learning environments and rich experiences for college-level students through an exploration of the past and present landscapes of higher education.


Coursework That Blends Theory and Application

You’ll study research-based best practices to develop the knowledge and skills to navigate higher education environments. Expert instructors will share their real-world experience in courses that include History of American Higher Education, Current Issues and Financial Trends in Higher Education, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education, and Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making in Higher Education.

A Certificate That Leads to an MEd

This certificate in Higher Education Foundations is the cornerstone of WilmU’s MEd in Higher Education. Once you’ve completed your Foundations certificate, you’ll be halfway through the requirements for the MEd!

Choose Your Format for Optimum Flexibility

Our Higher Education Foundations certificate is offered in two formats, so you can learn in a style that works for you. Choose 100% online or a hybrid of online and in-person courses. Either option features low in-state tuition rates no matter where you live.


Earn a certificate AND get credit for a degree at the same time. WilmU® Dual–Credit Certificates work double time–like you! Customize your education and add value to your degree–without adding extra time or cost.

Why a WilmU Certificate?

Wilmington University certificate programs teach you the subject-specific knowledge you need to advance in your career or to simply explore a new field. Build skills that can give you greater opportunities in your evolving field today. Many WilmU certificate programs can be completed online or at several of our face-to-face locations!

Careers Related to the Higher Education Foundations Certificate

  • Various entry-level positions in higher education

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