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.
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.
- Elementary Education (K-6)
- Middle and Secondary Education Education (6-12)
- English/language arts, math, science, social studies
- Child and Family Development (B-K)
- Special Education (K-12)
- Adapted curriculum, general curriculum
- Teaching English as a Second Language (K-12)
- Foreign Language Education (K-12)
- French, German, Spanish
- Art Education (K-12)
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.
Instructional Systems Technology (K-12)*
*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
Graduate Certificate in School Administration
- Educational Administration (add-on Advanced licensure)
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.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (non-licensure)
Play Therapy (non-licensure)*
Substance Abuse Counseling (non-licensure)*
School Counseling (Advanced licensure)*
- Early Childhood Mental Health (B-K)
Quantitative Analyses (non-licensure)
*Must have Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or psychology