Graduate Certificates

University of Cincinnati’s Graduate Certificates are designed to enhance a teacher’s knowledge and skills in a targeted subject area. The certificates consist of a specific sequence of courses offered as either a post-bachelor’s or advanced post-master’s option, and most can be completed in as little as one year of part-time study completely online.

Some certificate options are also available as an Endorsement. Endorsements meet specific State of Ohio teaching licensing requirements. Out-of-state graduates will need to check with their state’s Department of Education to see if this program will meet the needs to fulfill the requirements for similar certificates/endorsements.

It is not necessary to be admitted to a master’s degree program to work toward and earn a Graduate Certificate, however, students enrolled in a certificate or program may transfer up to 12 semester credits from their program into a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction program (depending on the graduate certificate chosen).

Gifted, Creative, and Talented Graduate Certificate

Students are provided with the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to enhance student learning, and to increase their effectiveness as teachers and leaders in the field of gifted and talented education.

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K-12 Reading Specialist Graduate Certificate

The Reading Specialist graduate certificate program helps practicing PreK-12 teachers receive the knowledge and skills needed to support struggling readers from differing cultural, social, and linguistic backgrounds. The program can also prepare Title I, Part A teachers to help their students meet state academic standards. Upon completion of this certificate, individuals seeking licensure in Ohio [...]

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STEM Graduate Certificate

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduate certificate program offers strategies for educators to be on the forefront of educational innovation. The curriculum is aligned with 21st Century Learning goals and focuses on integrating mathematics, science, technology, and engineering concepts across disciplines. It prepares educators to design project-based learning experiences and develops a framework [...]

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TESOL Graduate Certificate

The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate is designed to prepare educators to meet the changing linguistic needs of today’s diverse population. It is geared toward individuals who are interested in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). The program is designed to meet the national TESOL standards. Upon completing this program, [...]

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