Graduate Certificate Programs

The UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education offers a variety of graduate certificates. A Bachelor’s degree is required for admission, and specific programs will have additional requirements. 

  •  Initial licensure graduate certificates lead to an initial teaching license and  then a Master’s degree. These programs are for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree or career in another area, and are interested in a career in an education field.

  • Non-licensure graduate certificates are for individuals who are interested in learning about a specific topic or expanding their knowledge base that will assist them in furthering their career (i.e.; counseling)
     
  • Add-on licensure graduate certificates are for individuals who have a teaching license and a Bachelor’s degree and would like to add an area to their current teaching license.
     
  • Advanced licensure graduate certificates are for individuals who already have a teaching or school counseling license and a Master’s degree and are interested in adding another area to their current teaching license.

Graduate Certificates in Teaching (Initial Licensure)


Graduate Certificates in Teaching (Add-On Licensure)

*Individuals do not have to have a teaching license in order to pursue this graduate certificate, but if they do, they can receive the 079 special endorsement.


Graduate Certificates in Non-Teaching Areas

*Must have Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or psychology


Graduate Certificates in School Administration