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Professional Development Certificate Program
In addition to receiving graduate level, non-degree semester credits, students may now earn Professional Development Certificates related to curricula content, classroom management, and teaching strategies. The Professional Development Certificate Program is primarily designed for classroom teachers and school administrators and is part of the University’s continuing effort to provide lifelong learning opportunities for educational professionals throughout the United States. The Certificate is an acknowledgement of the extra effort put forth by our students to enhance the classroom learning environment and to improve professional skills and knowledge.
Professional Development Certificates are not designed
to fulfill any specific district or state requirements.
- Each Certificate has a list of courses that qualify
for that specific Certificate.
- Students must successfully complete at least 15
semester credits (only Grades of A or B) from the
course list for each Certificate.
- Students can achieve multiple Certificates, but
courses are only applicable for the designated Certificate,
i.e., courses only apply to one Certificate and cannot
be interchanged for other Certificates.
- Courses previously completed by students with a
grade of A or B will be applicable for Certificates
in the category in which they have been approved.
- Students may enroll in courses singularly or in
multiples, but enrollment cannot exceed 15 semester
credit hours within any one semester.
- Courses must be completed within one year of enrollment,
but there is no deadline for obtaining a Certificate.
- Once the student has fulfilled all the Certificate
requirements they may request a Certificate by completing
the Certificate Request Form.
- There is no charge for the Certificate, as the University
is pleased to recognize your accomplishment.