Graduate Education Certificates

By earning an education certificate, you aren’t just supplementing your expertise—you’re nurturing the learning community of your classroom. Whether your focus is deepening your specialized knowledge or broadening your understanding of student needs, your ultimate outcome will be a classroom that excels the learning, both academic and social, of all your students.

You’ll grow, too. Certificate programs offer the chance to explore a niche and the training to implement that knowledge daily. Investing in a certificate is the best way to immerse yourself in a subject, whether it’s your desired specialty area or a topic that’s just caught your interest. Plus, you can transfer the credits you earn toward a master’s degree.

Graduate Education Certificate Programs

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Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Learn to provide the quality education services adults need to participate fully in community and economic life.

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Adult ESL

Examine course design, assessment, and the development of reading, writing, and oral skills for adult English learners.

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Advanced Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Extend your TEFL expertise with a deeper exploration into language theory and linguistics in this advanced certificate.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Gain the necessary skills and enhance your knowledge to better serve learners with ASD. 

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Climate Literacy

Learn about climate issues and gain the skills to advocate for solutions, educate others, and drive community awareness around sustainability. 

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English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

Build your confidence and develop skills to address the needs of English language learners in the mainstream classroom.

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Environmental Education

Bring the environment into your classroom with coursework in ecology, natural history, teaching methods, field biology, and geology for all levels of students.

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Discover the principles and practices of teaching English as a foreign language through an interactive and hands-on approach. 

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Urban Teaching

Receive advanced preparation to ensure the success of learners from diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, economic, and social backgrounds.

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A detailed planner with course descriptions and scheduling information is available for certificate programs.

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Certificate completion

Once you have completed the requirements of your certificate program, you may request your printed certificate. Orders are processed at the end of fall, spring, and summer terms. You can expect to receive your certificate four to six weeks after you submit your request.

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