Graduate Certificates

  • Academic Advising Certificate
    Conducted 100% online, the Academic Advising Certificate is designed for both beginners and experienced individuals interested in academic advising for higher education institutions. This certificate will provide enhanced training for academic advising professionals and is also valuable for individuals who have supervisory or leadership responsibilities in academic advising. Learn more about the Academic Advising Certificate.
  • Adult Education Graduate Certificate
    The Adult Education certificate will provide students with strategies and techniques necessary to effectively educate adults. Individuals holding either a bachelors or masters degree who wish to provide professional development or trainings to educate adults in schools, business, non-profit organizations, and/or institutions of higher learning would be prime candidates for this certificate. Learn more about the Adult Education certificate.
  • Bilingual Diagnostician Graduate Certificate
    The Bilingual Educational Diagnostician Program prepares educational diagnosticians who have Spanish and English language proficiency to evaluate English Language Learners (ELLs) as well as students who are monolingual English speakers. Graduate students learn to establish language dominance and proficiency in Spanish and English, conduct assessments, interpret results, and make educational recommendations for learners in school settings. Learn more about the Bilingual Educational Diagnostician certificate.
  • Digital Literacies Graduate Certificate
    Given the implications of current policy and technology in education, this certificate will provide coursework that allows participants to examine the role of digital literacy in education through the evaluation of digital literacies, their politics, problems, and possibilities, and will enable a deeper understanding of ways to incorporate digital literacies into curricula. Educators will gain a richer conceptualization of digital literacies and their place in twenty-first century education, in addition to understanding ways to apply appropriate programs and applications to their current teaching practices. Learn more about the Digital Literacies Certificate.
  • Dyslexia Graduate Certificate

    The Graduate Dyslexia Certificate provides students with the strategies and techniques necessary to effectively assess and plan instruction for students with dyslexia. This certificate will benefit individuals who wish to incorporate instructional strategies in the classroom or as a dyslexia specialist. This dyslexia certificate course work covers the necessary components that the State of Texas outlines in The Dyslexia Handbook (2018). SHSU students who complete the course work for this certificate will gain competence in assessment and differential screening, instruction in the components of phonological and graphophonemic knowledge, and instruction that is multisensory, explicit, sequential, and cumulative. This certificate is not a licensing or national certification program but rather focuses on the classroom practitioner and/or interventionist. Fifty (50) field experience/practicum hours are embedded in the coursework. Learn more about the Dyslexia Certificate.

    The coursework for this certificate can apply toward the Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts degree concurrently and/or post-completion. Information on that program can be found at MEd in Reading/Language Arts.

  • Early Childhood Education Graduate Certificate
    The Early Childhood Education Certificate offers additional coursework in Early Childhood Education to public and private school teachers, administrators, and support professionals who hold a baccalaureate degree and who are seeking additional knowledge and training in the field of Early Childhood Education. This Certificate can be used as an area of emphasis in many M.Ed programs within the College of Education. Learn more about the Early Childhood Education Certificate.
  • Early Childhood Special Education Graduate Certificate
    The Early Childhood Special Education certificate combines early childhood education and special education courses to provide additional training for individuals who teach or work with children with special needs. NOTE: This program does not provide for Teacher Certification through the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. Learn more about the Early Childhood Special Education Certificate.
  • Educational Technology Certificate
    Conducted 100% online, the Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology will provide students with the necessary tools to critically analyze technology for instructional use and to apply technology to the curriculum in a coherent and intelligent manner. Individuals in PK-12, Higher Education, Business/Industry, Medical, Military, or professionals involved with training and professional development for their organization would be suitable candidates for this program. Learn more about the Educational Technology Certificate.
  • Effective Online Instruction Graduate Certificate
    Conducted 100% online, the Effective Online Instruction graduate certificate provides students who are majoring in the Instructional Systems Design and Technology Programs with the strategies and techniques necessary to effectively teach online courses. This certificate will benefit individuals who wish to incorporate best practices in online instruction for business, non-profit organizations, and/or institutions of higher learning. Learn more about the Effective Online Instruction Graduate Certificate.
  • Higher Education Assessment & Institutional Research Certificate
    Conducted 100% online, the graduate certificate in Higher Education Assessment and Institutional Research develops postsecondary faculty and administrators’ abilities to access, manage, analyze, and use data in today’s complex higher education contexts. The program supports faculty and staff of all levels and from a variety of institutional types in learning about assessment, institutional research, data management, analysis, accountability, accreditation, strategic planning, enrollment management, leadership, resource management, among other areas of focus. Learn more about the Higher Education Assessment and Institutional Research Certificate.
  • Play Therapy Graduate Certificate
    This 12-hour certificate program provides specialized academic training in therapeutic play modalities for master’s level, degree-seeking students as well as post-master’s practitioners seeking professional training. Students will be impressed with our state-of-the-art training facilities, located on our main campus, as it is outfitted with 2- play rooms, 3-sandtray rooms, and videotaping capabilities. Our off campus training facility located at the Woodlands campus has one play room as well as portable sand tray and art carts. Learn more about the Graduate Certificate of Play Therapy.
  • Second Language Instruction Graduate Certificate
    The Second Language Instruction certificate is designed for national and international in-service teachers who work with students learning English as a second or foreign language in elementary, secondary, university, or adult education programs. It includes training in theoretical and applied linguistics, second language teaching methodology, and the cultural aspects of language learning, teaching, and assessment. Learn more about the Second Language Instruction certificate.
  • Special Education Transition Services Graduate Certificate
    The Special Education Transition Services Graduate Certificate is designed for post-bachelor’s degree students interested in developing and increasing their skills in the area of special education transition services. The training is also of benefit to special educators seeking a master’s degree with an emphasis on transition services and to employees in state agencies with responsibility for supporting adults with disabilities in the workforce and vocational rehabilitation fields. The courses for this certificate are aligned with the Council for Exceptional Children’s Advanced Special Education Transition Specialist standards. Learn more about the Special Education Transition Services Graduate Certificate.