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AUTISM GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

The Autism Graduate Certificate is specifically geared toward individuals with an interest in providing for the challenges of students within the autism spectrum. Those who complete this program are eligible for a certificate from the Virginia Autism Council (15-hour practicum and EDUC 521 or equivalent required for VAC certificate).

Course No. Course Title Course Credits
EDUC 527 Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder & Assessment 3
EDUC 528 Communication, Language & Sensory Aspects for Autism   3
EDUC 624 Classroom Management 3
TOTAL: 9


GIFTED EDUCATION GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

The Gifted Education Graduate Certificate is specifically geared toward individuals who have an interest in meeting the needs of students who are gifted.  For individuals who already have a teaching license, completion of this certificate qualifies for the add-on endorsement in Gifted education (45-hour practicum required for add-on endorsement).

Course No. Course Title  Course Credits
EDUC 526 Principles and Practices in Gifted Education 3
EDUC 620 Organization and Design of Gifted Ed Programs 3
EDUC 621 Educational Assessment for Special Needs 3
EDUC 627 Readings and Research in Gifted Education 3
TOTAL: 12


PRESCHOOL GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

The Preschool Graduate Certificate is specifically geared toward individuals who have an interest in teaching/directing preschool programs.  For individuals who already have an elementary teaching license, completion of this certificate qualifies for the add-on endorsement in Early Childhood for 3- and 4-Years Olds (45-hour practicum required for add-on endorsement).

Course No. Course Title   Course Credits
EDUC 501 Advanced Child Development    3
EDUC 653 Current Issues in Early Childhood Education 3
EDUC 670 Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood 3
  TOTAL: 9

Other Certificates (Non-Licensure)

PRESCHOOL CERTIFICATE (Undergraduate)

The Preschool Certificate is designed to establish a firm understanding of preschool development and behavior from a Christian perspective.

Course No. Course Title Course Credits
EDUC 200 Principles of Education 3
EDUC 205 Learning Theory & Portfolio Development 3
EDUC 210 Early Childhood Education Fundamentals 3
EDUC 215 Wellness in the Early Childhood Setting 3
PYSC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
  TOTAL : 18


EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & ONLINE INSTRUCTION

The Educational Technology and Online Instruction Graduate Certificate is designed for individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of instructional technology.

Course No. Course Title     Course Credits
EDUC 629 Technology and Diversity 3
EDUC 631 Foundations of Educational Technology and Online Learning 3
EDUC 633 Principles of Design & Management in Educational Technology and Online Learning 3
  TOTAL: 9


SCHOOL LEADERSHIP GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

The Leadership Graduate Certificate is specifically geared toward individuals with an interest in leadership in education settings.  While completion of this certificate does not gain access to teacher licensure, it will enhance leadership knowledge and skills.

Course No. Course Title  Course Credits
EDUC 642 Leadership and Supervision in Education 3
EDUC 643 Contemporary Issues in Education Policy 3
EDUC 644 School Leadership in Diverse Settings 3
    TOTAL: 9


MIDDLE GRADES GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

The Middle Grades Graduate Certificate is specifically geared toward individuals with an interest in middle grade students.  While completion of this certificate does not gain access to teacher licensure, it will enhance knowledge and skills about the middle grades.

Course No. Course Title Course Credits
EDUC 601 Professional Development in Middle Grades Education 3
EDUC 602 Young Adolescents, Schools, and Communities 3
EDUC 635 Teaching Science in the Middle School 3
OR    
EDUC 637 Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School 3
  TOTAL: 9