Graduate Certificates

These graduate certificates require either an earned bachelor’s degree (HR Management, Nonprofit Studies, Public History and Teacher Licensure Preparation) or an earned master’s degree (Educational Leadership & Policy Studies).

  • Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

    GC-ELPS Program of Study

    An earned graduate degree is required for admission.

    Total: 22 semester hours


    15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses. Each course includes a 30-hour practicum.

    • EDUC 601U Foundations of Educational Leadership Studies
    • EDUC 602U Data for Decision-Making
    • EDUC 603U Leading and Supervising Instruction
    • EDUC 605U School Law and Policy for Ethical Leadership
    • EDUC 606U Organizational Operations in Human Resource and Fiscal Leadership

    Field Experience

    7 semester hours. Includes 170 hour practicum hours.

    • EDUC 610U Reflective Leadership Seminar I
    • EDUC 611U Reflective Leadership Seminar II

    Capstone Experience

    All candidates must complete a Capstone Assignment.

  • Teacher Licensure Preparation

    TLP Program of Study

    Total: 35-41 semester hours

    Professional Studies - All Candidates

    12 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses.

    • EDUC 517U Foundations of Education
    • EDUC 518U Diverse Learners and Human Growth and Development
    • EDUC 538UTechnology-Enhanced 21st Century Teaching and Learning
    • EDUC 558U Classroom and Behavior Management
    • EDUC 584U Pre-Internship Workshop Series

    Professional Studies—Elementary

    15 semester hours. Elementary candidates only.

    • EDUC 507U Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Science
    • EDUC 508U Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Social Studies
    • EDUC 524U Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction
    • EDUC 526U Assessment, Intervention and Literacy Strategies for Elementary Readers
    • EDUC 527U Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Mathematics

    Professional Studies—Secondary & Comprehensive

    9 semester hours. Secondary and comprehensive candidates only.

    • EDUC 542U Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary and Comprehensive Classrooms
    • EDUC 543U Assessment and Evaluation in Education
    • EDUC 550U Content Area Literacy

    Clinical Experience

    14 semester hours

    • EDUC 575U Teaching Internship (12 sem. hrs.)
    • EDUC 585U Capstone Seminar (2 sem. hrs.)
  • Human Resource Management

    GC-HRM Program of Study

    Total: 18 semester hours


    15 semester hours

    • HRM 531U Human Resource Management
    • HRM 532U Legal Issues in Human Resource Management
    • HRM 534U Strategic Human Resource Development
    • HRM 635U Managing Compensation and Benefits
    • HRM 657U HRM in the Global Environment


    3 semester hours. Select from among 500- and 600-level HRM courses not required for the certificate, including PSYC 530U and ECON 507U.

  • Nonprofit Studies

    GC-NPS Program of Study

    Total: 18 semester hours


    15 semester hours

    • NPS 501U Understanding the Nonprofit Sector
    • NPS 520U Financial Management and Budget Development
    • NPS 530U Law, Ethics and Governance
    • NPS 540U Resource Development and Promotion
    • NPS 550U Strategic Human Resource Management


    3 semester hours. Select 1 additional graduate-level Nonprofit Studies (NPS) course or another graduate-level course with approval from the chair.