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Certificate Programs

WLC offers graduate-level certificate programs with a focus on developing lifelong learners, while enhancing the knowledge, skills, and experiences of our graduate students. Each nine credit certificate program can be completed in as little as six months.

  • Christian Leadership Certificate

    Whether you want to accelerate your career, focus on professional growth, or learn how to bring out the best in those you lead, Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Christian Leadership Certificate program can help you by focusing on the guiding principles of servant leadership, personal leadership development, and situational leadership. The certificate process is streamlined into three, eight-week courses, each worth three graduate credits (nine credits total). Students benefit from a combination of online and classroom instruction that invites interactive discussion and feedback encouraging innovative practices. 


    • Servant Leadership: Integration of Theory and Practice
    • Personal Leadership Development
    • Situational Leadership
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    Online Teaching Certificate

    Obtain your Online Teaching Certificate and gain the skills necessary to:

    • Build highly engaging online and blended learning experiences,
    • Utilize instructional technologies to engage ALL students, and,
    • Implement advanced video, audio, social media, and assessment tools.


    • EDU 652 - Foundations of Online Learning
    • EDU 654 - Collaborative and Assistive Technologies
    • EDU 655 - Building and Assessing the E-Learning Environment

    The Online Teaching Certificate is a valuable asset to those interested in career advancement as a business trainer, instructional design consultant, online course developer, online educator, or a curriculum lead.

    Instructional Coaching Certificate

    Obtain your Instructional Coaching Certificate and gain the skills necessary to: 

    • Mentor and coach fellow educators,
    • Develop an instructional plan designed to produce a measurable increase in student achievement, and
    • Discover innovative techniques for assessing and improving student learning.


    • EDU 622 - Best Practices in High Performance Instructional Methodologies
    • EDU 623 - Coaching, Mentorship, and Instructional Leadership
    • EDU 624 - Assessment and Evaluation for Academic Success

    The Instructional Coaching Certificate is a valuable asset to those aspiring to advance their career as an instructional coach, literacy coach, mentor, or other instructional/trainer leadership roles.

    Adult Learning Certificate

    Obtain your Adult Learning Certificate and gain the skills necessary to: 

    • Teach and train diverse groups of adult learners,
    • Develop an advanced understanding of the psychology of the adult learner, and
    • Design a training program or craft curriculum specific to adult learning.


    • EDU 610 - Advanced Educational Psychology
    • EDU 616 - Adult Learning Theory
    • EDU 617 - Program Design and Development for Adult Learner

    The Adult Learning Certificate is a valuable asset to corporate trainers, educators, and any aspiring leader involved with the training, development, and educating of adult learners.