Certificate/Professional Growth Plan Programs

A listing of the certificate programs offered by the College of Education are provided below. Students are also encouraged to review additional content posted to the UNLV Graduate Catalog, UNLV Graduate College website, and the UNLV Degrees Directory. Information related to the application and admissions process is available through the UNLV Graduate College website.

Professional Growth Plan* Courses

*Contact units and endoresement information for current educators / licensed professionals.

Program Description Program Handbook Selected Syllabi
Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education - Infancy (Birth-3 years) This program is designed to meet the needs of persons who hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to earn an endorsement in early childhood special education with licensure to teach in a variety of early childhood settings. Students will gain knowledge and skills for a variety of careers in educational and intervention programs for young children with disabilities.  
Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education - Preschool (Age 3 to 7 years) This program is designed to meet the needs of persons who hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to earn an endorsement in early childhood special education with licensure to teach in a variety of early childhood settings. Students will gain knowledge and skills for a variety of careers in educational and intervention programs for young children with disabilities.  
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Program Description Program Handbook Selected Syllabi
Graduate Certificate Chief Diversity Officer in Higher Education The certificate targets full or part-time graduate students who seek professional preparation commensurate with the Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers (CDO) established by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) in 2014.
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education This program targets full or part-time graduate students who may not have studied higher education through any formal degree program but wish to develop a deeper understanding of higher education.
Graduate Certificate in College Sport Leadership This program targets full or part-time graduate students who may not have studied intercollegaite athletic / college sport leadership (specific to higher education) through any formal degree program but wish to develop a deeper understanding of college sport leadership and career options available in the field of intercollegiate athletics.
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Program Description Program Handbook Selected Syllabi
Graduate Conditional Licensure Certificate for Elementary Teaching The Conditional Licensure Certificate for Elementary Teaching program of 12 credits is designed to provide courses that address the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for elementary teachers. The certificate provides candidates an opportunity to meet conditional licensure requirements so that they are eligible for hire in Nevada.  
Graduate Conditional Licensure Certificate for Secondary Teaching The Conditional Licensure Certificate for Secondary Teaching program of 12 credits is designed to provide courses that address the knowledge and skills needed for secondary teachers. The certificate provides candidates an opportunity to meet conditional licensure requirements so that they are eligible for hire in Nevada.  
Graduate Certificate of Online Teaching and Training This web-based certificate is offered as a sequence of courses that includes both conceptual and strategic implementation foci. The audience includes K-12 teachers, university instructors and professors, and business and industry trainers. Completion of the certificate program will provide educators and trainers with improved ability in their online teaching, training, and professional development through an emphasis on (a) strong assessment practices, (b) active learning strategies, (c) effective digital media implementation, and (d) inclusion of appropriate social media components.  
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