Certificates and Endorsements

Graduate Certificates

Develop a broad and updated knowledge base in current research and trends, methods for classroom instruction, understanding and developing approaches to social-emotional and communicative skills, and methods for behavior support and 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.
Join the multibillion dollar esports industry. The pioneering Graduate Certificate in Esports Management is offered through Twitch and builds upon Miami's renowned games program and our leadership role in creating varsity esports in the United States.

The Graduate Certificate for Instructional Design and 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 Graduate Certificate in Sport Analytics is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in sport analytics or adding data decision-making skills to existing careers. Students will learn about database management, analysis, and data visualization in sport performance and sport business analytics. This certificate is applicable to those in the fields of sport management, coaching, sport marketing, sales and sponsorship, strength and conditioning, and sport administration.

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.
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.


Must have teacher certification/licensure to enroll in these programs
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 research and expertise for working with emergent and striving readers, including a supervised practicum. Endorsement also provides insights into sociopolitical, cultural, and linguistic factors that affect literacy, 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.