Graduate Certificate in Economic Community Development

This certificate is designed for people who have cross-cultural experience and/or training in Intercultural Studies and want to prepare for Economic Development work.  These courses comprise a core skills preparation for students who wish to work in relief, recovery and sustainable systems of development for the benefit of people in the context.

Purpose:  The Graduate Certificate in Economic Community Development prepares cross-cultural missional leaders to be agents of community-empowering change and transformation among emerging faith communities and their context.

Upon completion of this Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Develop partnerships with underdeveloped communities and minority peoples of the world, to meet specific needs and issues of the community in which the people live.
    • recognize the multifaceted dimensions of poverty
    • demonstrate the ability to assess, analyze, and develop holistic intervention strategies for use among the poor in their specific contexts
    • apply partnering principles to community development services

The Graduate Certificate in Economic Community Development is offered in a fully online format.