Undergraduate Certificates

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Certificate

Offered through the Department of Educational Psychology, the ASD certificate is a four-course certificate to help you develop a broad and updated knowledge base in current research & trends, methods for classroom instruction, understanding and developing approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, and methods for behavioral support and intervention. Courses may be taken in any sequence and are taught entirely online.

Fostering Just Communities (FJC) Certificate

In this innovative program, the community becomes the curriculum. The Fostering Just Communities Certificate is an interdisciplinary program designed to encourage and facilitate place-based education in an urban setting, with an emphasis on issues of social justice. Open to all majors, students enrolled in the 12-credit hour FJC Certificate will collaborate with community members in a project, and place-based approach to learning.

Outdoor Leadership (ODL) Certificate

The ODL certificate program is for students interested in pursuing professional or leisure opportunities leading youth or adult learners in outdoor sport or adventure learning excursions or activities. The program will prepare its graduates to assume outdoor leadership roles through classroom and experiential coursework focused on leadership theory and skills appropriate for outdoor educational contexts, technical and interpersonal skills for outdoor activity/sport leadership, and environmental science and sustainability practices.

Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners (TELLs) Certificate provides undergraduate teacher licensure candidates the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare them to meet the challenges of English language learners in their classrooms. The TELLs Certificate consists of an infusion portfolio, field-based experiences with language learners, a three-course focus sequence and a cultural and social justice course. Open to all teacher licensure majors.