For students interested in continuing their education, but not quite ready to pursue a full program of study we offer three graduate certificates.

Program Features

  • 8 week courses, all available online
  • Some courses available 1 night each week at K-State Olathe
  • Full-time faculty with doctorates and experience as practitioners
  • Opportunity to specialize in area related to career
  • Most have no required prerequisites
  • Most Certificates start coursework in fall, spring, or summer
  • No out-of-state tuition and fees or application fees
  • Can complete certificate in 12-18 months

Graduate Certificates are offered in the following areas:

Leadership Dynamics

This Graduate Certificate emphasizes relationship skills, leadership, and communication based on adult-learning theories and principles. It can be used to strengthen both personal and professional skills. This program will assist any working professional in any adult-related field who seeks to expand their skills in the areas of organizational leadership, interpersonal interactions, and multicultural and global perspectives. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the learner’s practical application to a specific work setting.

Adult Learning

The 15-credit hour Adult Learning graduate certificate is perfect for working professionals who would like to expand their skills in the areas of adult learning theories and principles, instructional methods, curriculum design, and program evaluation. All courses are offered online, and some are offered in a face-to-face format at K-State Olathe.


Social Justice Education

The social justice education graduate certificate focuses on the principles of social justice education that promote equitable, sustainable and transformative change in various formal and non-formal educational settings.

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