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Language Program Administration (Certificate NDP)

The Certificate in Language Program Administration NDP at University of Arizona focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills specific to administration within collegiate foreign/second language programs.

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Full-time Duration: 6 months
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

Students in the Certificate in Language Program Administration NDP at University of Arizona will learn about the various responsibilities that language program administrators (LPA) have and gain practical experience in several areas central to the position.

At completion, students will:

  • Understand key principles of leadership and choose actions that demonstrate leadership skills;
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate mission statements and learning outcomes of language programs
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to perform common job responsibilities associate with LPA work;
  • Demonstrate the know-how to formulate solutions to common problems and dilemmas LPA face;
  • Demonstrate the ability to critique and design materials and tools commonly used to carry out teaching and evaluation activities in language programs;
  • Organize resources effectively to support the work of LPA and those who teach in language programs.

Courses include:

  • Leadership for Program Administration: Institutional Contexts
  • Foundations of Educational Leadership: Theory, Research & Practice
  • Organization and Administration in Higher Education. Program Administration
  • Language Program Administration
  • Conceptualizing, Designing, and Directing Foreign Language Programs
  • Language Program Evaluation: Policies, Standards, and Practice
  • Evaluation of Educational Programs and Personnel

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