Independent schools require innovative school administrators who can foster unique learning environments. for diverse, nontraditional student populations. Merrimack College’s online Graduate Certificate in Independent School Leadership equips you to meet the wide range of educational, financial and management challenges that are particular to independent schools.

While the independent school leadership certificate gives you a sturdy theoretical foundation, the program’s greatest value lies in its emphasis on applied skills. You’ll exit the program with a suite of competencies that enable you to step directly into an independent school administrator job—or to improve your results if you’re already working in an education leadership role. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.