Additional Certification

Do you have a bachelor’s degree in education or another area, but want additional certification to advance your career? Our graduate certificates program allows you to explore a new profession, update your skills, or gain more credibility within your organization.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Education
Open the door to exhilarating new career opportunities. In less than a year, you can gain the experience necessary to become a full-time educator.

This graduate certificate is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a qualifying specialty area*, but are looking to gain credentials in the field of education. Completion of the program will prepare qualified students for teaching licensure in Arkansas.

Graduate Certificate in Special Education
This flexible program will prepare you to deliver non-categorical services to learners with disabilities. Through supervised practice, you must demonstrate competencies required of K-12 special educators. The program does not result in teaching licensure, but does allow teachers to obtain special education certification as an add-on to an existing initial or standard license.

Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia
This certificate is designed for teachers as an add-on Dyslexia Endorsement. It is approved by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). The 12-hour online certificate meets ADE competencies defined by Arkansas law as provided in ACT 1294 of 2013. The program is aligned with standards of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), the International Literacy Association (ILA), and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC). It provides teachers with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with students experiencing moderate to severe reading difficulties including dyslexia.

Graduate Certificate in Literacy Coaching
This is an 18-credit hour, post-master’s degree program. It is designed to prepare the reading specialist for the role of literacy coach in today’s schools.

Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education
The certificate is designed for teachers looking to develop and implement creative teaching strategies for advanced learners in grades K-12. The program is perfect for classroom teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators wishing to improve their students’ learning environments.