Certificate Programs

Department: Special Education (SPED)

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (Option 1) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. This course sequence is required for ALL individuals taking the exam after January 1 2015. Students MUST have OR be enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program to complete this sequence.

Advising

For program advising contact Dr Laura Hall

Department: College of Extended Studies

As the student population in our schools becomes increasingly diverse, many teachers need professional development to build cultural competencies, the skills and awareness related to issues such as:

  • Culture
  • Language
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
Advising

For program advising contact Dr. Tanis Starck at:

Department: Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE)

The purpose of this certificate program is to provide, K-12 teachers and other education professionals with specialized course work in Dual Language programming. This construct provides instruction in two languages and is aimed for students to develop competencies in bilingualism, biliteracy and biculturalism / multiculturalism.

Advising

For program advising contact [email protected]

Department: Child and Family Development (CFD)

EC-TEaMH is an interdisciplinary program focusing on professional preparation and skills enhancement of early childhood educators who work with young children who demonstrate socio-emotional and behavioral problems and their parents.
Fifteen program units are required to earn the certificate in Early Childhood Transdisciplinary Education and Mental Health (EC-TEaMH). Twelve units of seminar courses addressing core knowledge foundations and three units of practicum/field experience. Courses in the certificate program may be applied to the master’s degree in child development if applicable.

Advising

For program advising contact [email protected]

Department: Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE)

This certificate program provides K-12 teachers and other education professionals with specialized preparation for developing academic literacy assessment, curriculum, and teaching methods specifically designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs).

Advising

For program advising contact [email protected]

Department: Counseling and School Psychology (CSP)

The certificate is designed to educate professionals in contemporary mental health practices that focus on mental health recovery and trauma-informed care in schools, social agencies, and community.

The certificate draws upon integrated recovery and strength-based approaches and emphasizes the role of trauma-informed treatment models in understanding the causes of mental ill-health and practices to address human suffering caused by familial and environmental trauma. Students will learn about the latest knowledge and practices used to work with people experiencing severe mental illness. The certificate explores applications of trauma-informed care in education, and community settings.

Advising

For program advising contact [email protected]

Department: Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE)

The purpose of this certificate is to train interested engineers and non-engineers in the field of rehabilitation technology using formal classroom instruction, project design and fabrication, and internship. Enrollment in this certificate program will provide interested engineering students exposure to rehabilitation technology. For non-engineering rehabilitation professionals (e.g., vocational rehabilitation counselors, special education teachers, transition and supported employment specialists), the certificate program will provided specialty training in the application of rehabilitation technology.

Advising

For program advising contact Dr Caren Sax

Department: Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE)

This certificate prepares specialists who develop and implement programs in supported employment and adult community living for youth and adults with disabilities. Students must complete a minimum of 21 units with a 3.0 (B) grade point average. Students are able to develop additional competencies in instructional interventions, living options, community networking, and career development.

Advising

For program advising contact Dr Caren Sax

Added Authorizations:

Department: Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE)

This is for someone who already holds a California credential and wants to add a Bilingual Authorization to teach in a Dual Language (Spanish) classroom.

Advising

For program advising contact [email protected]

Department: School of Teacher Education (STE)

This is for someone who already holds a California credential and wants to add a Reading and Language Arts Authorization.

The Reading Added Authorization provides additional expertise and authorization in literacy instruction, preparing you to teach literacy in the classroom more effectively and to assume additional roles at the school level in literacy leadership. This program may completed in 2 or 3 academic year semesters.

Advising

For program advising contact Dr Marva Cappello

Department: Special Education (SPED)

This is for someone who already holds a California Ed Specialist Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe credential and wants to add the Early Childhood (birth through age 5) added Authorization.

Advising

For program advising contact Dr Yasemin Turan