Certificates & Endorsements

Graduate Certificates

Develop in-depth expertise in the real-world application of educational evaluation, including testing. Upon completion, students will be able to design a program evaluation, develop tests and surveys, evaluate test and survey data, use a variety of software tools, and access, use and interpret evaluation and assessment databases.
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 behavior support & intervention.
The Child Life Specialist Graduate Certificate is designed for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and now wish to complete the necessary coursework to become eligible for certification as a child life specialist. This certificate includes courses in research methods, adolescent development, death/dying/bereavement, therapeutic play, and family systems. Students are also required to complete a field placement either in a healthcare or agency setting working with diverse children.
The Graduate Certificate for Instructional Design & Educational Technology intended to provide instructional designers and educators with core knowledge about the processes involved in the design, development and integration of technology-based instructional media, methods and systems.
The Quantitative Data Analysis in Education and the Social Sciences Certificate provides knowledge in statistics and practical skills to conduct both simple and sophisticated statistical analyses in the fields of social sciences and business.  Students will identify and utilize appropriate statistical procedures for problems in social sciences and business, and correctly interpret and report the findings from the results of the statistical analyses.
The Sport Psychology Graduate Certificate focuses on the study of psychological and social factors that influence sport and physical activity participation. Sport psychology involves the study of human thought, emotion, and behavior in recreational and competitive sport. This includes the study of individual processes such as motivational orientations, self-efficacy, and stress/anxiety, as well as social factors such as group processes, coaching, and leadership effectiveness.
The Sport Management Graduate Certificate is designed to train students for management and leadership positions within the sport industry. With a focus on sport venue management, sport marketing, and strategic management of sport organizations, this graduate certificate program seeks to develop forward and innovative leaders for the future of the sport industry.


Must have teacher certification/licensure to enroll in these programs
Enables candidates who hold an Ohio Early Childhood license to teach all core subjects in Grades 4-5.
Enables candidates who hold an Ohio Middle Childhood license to teach one or two additional core subjects in Grades 4-6.
Designed to prepare K-12 teachers to foster teacher coaches and facilitators in leveraging the power of technology and media to engage students in meaningful learning.
Provides the very latest in best practices for working with struggling readers, including a supervised practicum. It also provides insights into cultural and linguistic factors that affect literacy development, and research practices that inform assessment and instructional design.
Prepares P-12 teachers to successfully engage English Language Learners (ELLs) in a teaching capacity. The courses emphasize real-world understanding of the cultural and language development issues facing ELLs, their families and their teachers in schools.