Graduate Certificate Programs


Graduate certificates

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.


Graduate Certificates in Teaching (Initial Licensure)

These programs lead to an initial teaching license. They are ideal for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in another area and are interested in a career in education.


​Graduate Certificates in Teaching (Add-On Licensure)

These programs 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.

*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.


National Board certification

National Board Certification Graduate Certificate


Graduate Certificate in School Administration


Graduate Certificates in Non-Teaching Areas

These programs 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.

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