The Leadership Certificate of Wheaton College is a experiential program that integrates academic study with practical, on-the-ground leadership opportunities.
Leadership Certificate at Wheaton College
Through academic study, leadership experience, and Christian service, students learn about both the art and science of leadership. As a interdisciplinary program, the Leadership Certificate brings faculty from a wide variety of fields to teach students from all majors.
Why Study Leadership Alongside Your Major?
- Integrate best practices of leadership directly into your field of study - understand what it takes to lead in your field
- Dedicate time to studying the science and practicing the art of effective leadership
- Learn how to lead by leading - get out of the classroom and into authentic positions of influence
Students are encouraged to apply for partial and full HoneyRock scholarships, valued up to $5,000, to cover HoneyRock-based courses.
Academic Study and Internship Experience
This certificate blends academic study of theories, models, and case studies alongside practical internship experiences where students can apply their learning immediately. We divide the certificate into the following parts:
To learn more about the Leadership Certificate, email Donna Marroquin, stop by the HoneyRock Office (Schell Hall 102) or call 630.752.5124
The certificate involves 26-28 credit hours, 10 of which are taken at HoneyRock, the Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College during one summer and one week during Christmas break.
CFM 131 | Wheaton Passage at HoneyRock campus | 2
OR CFM 224 | Christian Spiritual Practices at Wheaton campus | 2
Wheaton Campus Courses:
CFM 222 | Teaching for Transformation | 4
CFM 223 | Human Development and Ministry | 4
CFM 339 | Compassion & Crisis Ministry | 4
HoneyRock Campus Courses:
CFM 241 | Leadership Development | 4
CFM 353 | Leadership and Human Systems | 2
CFM 474 | Integrative Leadership Seminar | 2
With this certificate, you learn how to lead by leading. Three distinct internships provide a breadth of leadership experience that not only allows you to explore your vocational calling, but also apply classroom learning to authentic situations.
- Summer Leadership School at HoneyRock | CFM 251 Summer Leadership School at HoneyRock
- Leadership Role at Wheaton
- Field of Study Internship | CFM 496 Internship
Students are mentored through these roles to provide timely encouragement, feedback, and perspective.
To complete the certificate, you will integrate your major, the leadership courses, and your three leadership experiences in a final capstone project during your junior or senior year. This project will showcase your own unique leadership perspective and provide and opportunity to apply what you've learned to a specific post-college application.
As an Applied Health Science major, I learn how to care for the physical body. My Leadership Certificate coursework on campus and at HoneyRock teaches me how to care for the soul. Applying the study of both disciplines to three diverse internships has empowered me to be a more effective leader.