The program in advanced studies in education is designed for individuals who have earned a master's degree and wish to complete additional graduate work without commitment to a degree program. The program of study is specific to the needs of each student and includes appropriate sequence of academic courses. Completion of the program leads to a certificate of advanced studies. All coursework (18-30 credit hours) to the certificate must be completed at Saint Xavier University. The student needs to meet with the associate dean in the School of Education to discuss their program of study. Once the student's needs are assessed, the associate dean will determine if the student will be better served by the associate dean, a program chair, or program faculty as their advisor.