Undergraduate Certificates

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Certificate

Offered through the Department of Educational Psychology, the ASD certificate is a four-course certificate to help you 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 behavioral support and intervention. Courses may be taken in any sequence and are taught entirely online.

Child Life Specialist

The Child Life Certificate includes the coursework required by the Association of Child Life Professionals for eligibility to complete official child life internships and take the Child Life Professional Certification Exam. Certified Child Life Specialists often work in pediatric hospitals but may also work in other spaces (e.g., courtrooms, funeral homes or bereavement services) where children may experience illness-related trauma. The field of Child Life is evidence-based, providing interventions (e.g., therapeutic play, education, self-care, stress reduction, distraction, etc) with children and families that are developmentally appropriate. As important members of a child’s care team, Child Life Specialists serve an important role in improving the illness-related experiences of both patients and their families.

Fostering Just Communities (FJC) Certificate

In this innovative program, the community becomes the curriculum. The Fostering Just Communities Certificate is an interdisciplinary program designed to encourage and facilitate place-based education in an urban setting, with an emphasis on issues of social justice. Open to all majors, students enrolled in the 12-credit hour FJC Certificate will collaborate with community members in a project, and place-based approach to learning.

Global Readiness Certificate

The Global Readiness Certificate (GRC) is designed for students of all majors who wish to position themselves strategically for employment in today's increasingly competitive, diverse, and global workforce.

The certificate combines Miami coursework, co-curricular activities, and community involvement focused on global readiness. The courses and experiences in this certificate program will provide students with the knowledge, awareness, and skills necessary for global and intercultural communication and teamwork.

Upon completion of the certificate, students will:

  • Acquire interdisciplinary global knowledge
  • Gain intercultural competencies
  • Develop culturally sensitive mindsets necessary to live, work and interact with diverse individuals in our local and global communities.

Outdoor Leadership (ODL) Certificate

The ODL certificate program is for students interested in pursuing professional or leisure opportunities leading youth or adult learners in outdoor sport or adventure learning excursions or activities. The program will prepare its graduates to assume outdoor leadership roles through classroom and experiential coursework focused on leadership theory and skills appropriate for outdoor educational contexts, technical and interpersonal skills for outdoor activity/sport leadership, and environmental science and sustainability practices.

Sport Analytics

This Sport Analytics certificate is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a path in the sport analytics field along with their chosen major. Students selecting this certificate should have an interest in studying and applying database management, regression analysis, and data visualization in the sport-based environment. This certificate is applicable to those seeking careers in the fields of sport management, coaching, business analytics, and performance analysis.

Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners (TELLs) Certificate provides undergraduate teacher licensure candidates the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare them to meet the challenges of English language learners in their classrooms. The TELLs Certificate consists of an infusion portfolio, field-based experiences with language learners, a three-course focus sequence and a cultural and social justice course. Open to all teacher licensure majors.