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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).

Graduate Certificates
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

An earned graduate degree is prerequisite to the following courses.

22 semester hours total

Core

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

EDUC 601U Foundations of Educational Leadership Studies
EDUC 602U Data for Decision-Making
EDUC 603U Leading and Supervising Instruction
EDUC 604U Communicating and Leading
EDUC 605U School Law and Ethics

Field Experience

7 semester hours. All candidates must complete at least 320 hours of practicum outside the classroom to qualify for the endorsement. Each Core course requires 30 hours of practicum; the remaining 170 hours is completed through the Reflective Leadership Seminar residency program. All candidates must complete the practicum courses.

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

Capstone Experience

All candidates must complete a Comprehensive Written Examination.

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Teacher Licensure Preparation

Graduate Certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation (TLP)

35-41 semester hours total

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

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 Teaching and Learning in Secondary 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.)

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Human Resource Management

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

18 semester hours

Required

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


Elective

3 semester hours

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

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Nonprofit Studies

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Studies

Total: 18 semester hours

Required

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

Elective

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

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Public History

Graduate Certificate in Public History

Required

18 semester hours

MLA 500U Methods and Themes in Liberal Studies
PHIS 521U Introduction to Public History
PHIS 522U Managing Public History Organizations
PHIS 523U Management of Historical Collections
PHIS 524U Marketing the Past: Methods of Historical Interpretation and Communication
PHIS 575U Capstone Course

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