Texas Tech University

Graduate Certificate Program

The Communication for Center Directors at Institutions of Higher Education Graduate Certificate is intended to meet the needs of a currently growing, yet uncertified population that oversee and manage centers at institutions of higher education.

Centers are a permanent fixture across landscapes of colleges and universities that provide important services for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, and communication is crucial to the success of these centers. Directors must have the necessary communication skills to articulate their missions to stakeholders and work with diverse populations, both across and beyond the university. Moreover, the proposed program will serve a wide variety of graduate students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, which will provide a fertile ground for transdisciplinary research and collaboration. The Certificate is designed to be flexible and provides graduate students with an opportunity to improve communicative behaviors, study the historical roots and purposes of center missions, explore the richness and complexity of center functions, and partake in the impact of the services provided at centers for learners.

The highly flexible 12-credit hour Graduate Certificate Program is housed in the College of Media and Communication's Department of Communication Studies. Please see below for a list of associated courses with the Graduate Certificate Program.

COMS 6305 Seminar in Communication for Center Directors

COMS 5302 Intercultural Communication
COMS 5303 Communication in Small Groups
COMS 5304 Communication in Organizations
COMS 5309 Conflict Management and Problem Solving
COMS 5313 Theories of Persuasion
COMS 5315 Nonverbal Communication
COMS 5318 Interpersonal Communication
COMS 6302 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
COMS 6303 Seminar in Organizational Communication
COMS 6307 Seminar in Instructional Communication
COMS 6308 Seminar in Cultural and Intercultural Communication

EDHE 5321 The Administration of Higher Education
EDHE 5322 Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

If you have any question, contact Dr. Luke LeFebvre at (806)834-7274 or luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu.

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Communication Training Center