Certificate Advancement for Christian Schools

Sower Fellowship

Cultivate the Identity & Influence for the Christian School You Serve 

The knowledge and experience you’ll gain with an education from Concordia University creates invaluable opportunities to reflect Christ’s light in your school or classroom every day. 

The future of excellent Christian education depends on devoted administrators, directors, and educators just like you. By earning an Advancement for Christian Schools Certificate, you’ll learn:

  • The importance and impact of Christian school identity and advancement,
  • How best practices, growth planning, funding methods and marketing strategies successfully combine to inform and strengthen the advancement of Christian schools. 

This certificate is not a degree-earning program or endorsement, but courses can be applied toward an M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction degree; select courses can also be applied toward an MBA.  

In addition, this certificate is associated with the M.Ed. Educational Administration with Principal Certification program, with one certificate course substituting into the M.Ed. Educational Administration program.  

12 credit hours
$340* PER credit hour for Nebraska Residents & Lutheran Educators
$425 PER credit hour Outside of Nebraska
98% career outcome rate1
Class Type 100% Online, 8-week courses
8 Months Time to Certification

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Program Highlights

As a Concordia University student, you’ll benefit from a distinctive blend of faith-based instruction and real-world, hands-on experience that will equip and prepare you to effectively lead in your vocations. 

Through our 100% online program, you will join a vibrant learning community from the comfort of your home. We strive to be flexible and honor your many callings and commitments in life during your study while also striving to challenge, inspire and equip you to thrive as a leader in your classroom or educational facility.  

Our certificate for Advancement for Christian Schools offers proven courses in which you can utilize your own classroom experience and develop a network of grace-filled peers and mentors to help you succeed in class and after you’ve received your certificate. 

The core courses for our Advancement for Christian Schools Certificate include:   

  • Principles of School Advancement P-12 
  • School Identity, Mission, and Growth P-12  
  • School Funding Models and Sources P-12 
  • Strategic Enrollment and Marketing for Christian Schools P-12 


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Information Sessions

Learn more about our programs at one of our next information sessions.

You may register for an information session by clicking "RSVP" next to your desired date and time.

Information sessions run approximately 20 minutes. During these meetings, we will discuss the program formats, application process, financial aid, payment plans and questions that you may have.

Nebraska Resident

December 20 4:00 pm

Career Outcomes

Most of our graduate students earn a certificate in Christian school advancement to enhance their current skills, fulfill professional development credits, and help their school and classroom thrive. Others are just beginning a career in education and want to be better prepared for next steps.  

The certificate is for Christian school administrators who may or may not have previously earned a master’s degree in educational administration and for school advancement directors or those in similar roles. 

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*Discounted rate does not apply to course-only options.

1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.