Graduate Education Certificates and Continuing Education Courses
Take a certificate or try a course
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 improves the academic and social learning of all your students.
You’ll grow, too. Certificate programs offer the chance to explore a niche and the training to implement your 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 just caught your interest. Plus, you can transfer the credits you earn toward a master’s degree.
We have options to meet all of your continuing education needs. If you aren't sure whether to enroll in a full certificate program, we also offer continuing education course opportunities.
Graduate Education Certificate Programs
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Learn to provide the quality education services adults need to participate fully in community and economic life.
Examine course design, assessment, and the development of reading, writing, and oral skills for adult English learners.
Advanced Literacy Leadership
Get the skills, knowledge, and tools to teach and coach teachers to improve literacy instruction in their classrooms.
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.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Gain the necessary skills and enhance your knowledge to better serve learners with ASD.
Learn about climate issues and gain the skills to advocate for solutions, educate others, and drive community awareness around sustainability.
English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
Build your confidence and develop skills to address the needs of English language learners in the mainstream classroom.
Bring the environment into your classroom with coursework in ecology, natural history, teaching methods, field biology, and geology for all levels of students.
Nature-Based Early Learning Certificate
Learn how to help young children build connections to nature with a program grounded in the North American Association for Environmental Education's early childhood guidelines for excellence.
You can apply certificate credits toward a master's degree
Did you know you can apply your certificate credits toward one of several master’s degrees? Start with a certificate and you’ll complete most if not all of your elective requirements.
Explore our master’s degrees and see how you can make the most of your certificate.
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