The graduate certificate in Postsecondary Access and Success Programs is a 5-course, 15-credit offering focused on working in pre-college preparation programs and/or postsecondary academic and student support services functional areas, whose participants are students traditionally underrepresented in higher education as socio-economically disadvantaged students.

Courses provide knowledge in areas of:

  • Organizational behavior
  • Student development theory
  • Foundations of postsecondary access and success programs
  • Pre-college and postsecondary program models postsecondary program practices

Effective Spring 2019 

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required Courses
EDHE 655Foundations of College Opportunity Programs3
EDHE 673Student Development Theory3
EDHE 676Organizational Behavior in Student Affairs3
Students complete 6 credits in their area of choice (Precollegiate or Postsecondary)6
Precollegiate (6 credits)
Pre-College Program Models
Precollege Access Programs
Postsecondary (6 credits)
College Opportunity Program Models
Postsecondary Opportunity Programs Practice
Program Total Credits:15

*This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted only in one certificate.