Graduate Certificates

Curriculum and Instruction

Students that have completed an M.A.T. degree program or the undergraduate Elementary Licensure program can also choose a sub-specialty area of STEM education. A graduate certificate in STEM Education for Early Childhood (K-4) is available.

Educational Statistics and Research Methods (ESRM)

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Measurement develops professionals in the areas of measurement, testing and assessment through courses in the area of instrument development and research design. Graduates can obtain employment with educational agencies and industries with assessment and research analysis needs.
 The Graduate Certificate in Education Policy Studies recognizes students who take a concentrated core of courses focused on education policy and public policy. Students who earn this certificate develop a framework for studying issues in public policy and education policy, examine how education policy is developed and implemented, and learn methods for evaluating programs and policies.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Program Evaluation recognizes students who take a concentrated core of courses focused on systematic and rigorous evaluation of educational programs and policies. Students who earn this certificate have a working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative evaluation procedures and can use these to plan, conduct and report on evaluations.

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Statistics and Research Methods recognizes students who complete a core of courses focused on developing theoretical, application and interpretative aspects of statistical techniques and research methods. Graduate students completing this certificate will also develop comprehensive programming and data management skills necessary for today's academic researcher.

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Preparing for the Professoriate is an interdisciplinary program designed to help prepare graduate students for teaching, research and service responsibilities in higher education environments. The program is administered by an advisory committee appointed by the dean of the Graduate School and chaired by the associate dean of the Graduate School as an ex officio member.