COE: Grad Cert: Student Affairs Administration & Leadership (SAAL) Certificate
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Specialize in Student Services for Higher Education

The graduate certificate program in Student Affairs Administration & Leadership (SAAL) will prepare participants to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to pursue entry-level staff and administrative positions with a concentrated emphasis in student affairs administration and leadership. Students will develop the requisite knowledge and skills upon completion of an 18-hour curriculum.

Graduate Certificate

Program Director:

Dr. Shawn Woodhouse

123 South Campus Classroom Building (SCCB)
p: (314) 516-5889

Deadlines to Apply:
Fall - July 1
Spring - December 1
Summer - May 1

Students would develop the requisite knowledge and skills upon completion of an 18-hour curriculum which is outlined below:

HIGHERED 5402Student Affairs Administration (Introductory course)3
HIGHERED 6406Governance of Higher Education3
HIGHERED 6408Legal Issues in Student Affairs3
HIGHERED 6409Critical Issues in Student Affairs3
HIGHERED 6410Ethics in Higher Education Administration3
HIGHERED 6476Organization and Administration of Higher Education (Exit course)3
Total Hours18
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Shawn Woodhouse, Ph.D.
Associate Dean

Shawn Woodhouse is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration in the Division of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies for the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. A Gus T. Ridgel Fellow, Dr. Woodhouse completed her Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Higher and Adult Education.