Certificate

Academically & Intellectually Gifted (CERT)

The Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) graduate certificate prepares currently licensed K-12 teachers from all disciplines to employ diverse and effective instructional practices to enrich, extend, and accelerate the standard curriculum for gifted students. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students are eligible for the North Carolina K-12 Add-on Licensure in Academically or Intellectually Gifted.

Addiction Counseling (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Addiction Counseling provides students with an emphasis in addictions counseling within their master’s or doctoral degree in professional counseling. The goal of the program is to prepare students to work as substance abuse counselors. The certificate program admits practitioners and students who either hold or are currently enrolled in a CACREP-accredited graduate degree program. The Graduate Certificate is recognition of academic achievement and enhances professional standing.

Advanced Databases and Knowledge Discovery (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Advanced Databases and Knowledge Discovery, provides a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge of modern databases and knowledge discovery techniques. Course work provides the opportunity for in-depth study in Knowledge Discovery, Data Warehousing, Advanced Databases, and Knowledge Based Systems. Course-work towards the certificate can be used for credit towards the Master's degree in Computer Science should the student want to continue to the next level. Note that some of the courses for this certificate program can be completed fully online.

Africana Studies (CERT)

The Africana Studies graduate certificate is designed for students interested in the global African and African Diaspora experience, with emphasis on history, culture, and social policy. The program provides advanced credential of analytical knowledge and skills in any area of Africana Studies. The certificate can be earned either as a freestanding course of study or in conjunction with master's or doctoral work in a wide variety of subjects, especially in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts and Architecture, Education, and Health Sciences.

Anti-Racism in Urban Education (CERT)

The online Graduate Certificate in Anti-Racism in Urban Education allows students to explore the underlying social, economic, psychological, and political conditions that disproportionately channel advantages to particular racialized groups while denying them to others. The certificate is appropriate for educators in public and private settings, administrators in non-profit settings, counselors, religious/spiritual entities, local, regional and state government employees, and others interested topics of equity.

Applied Econometrics (CERT)

Econometrics skills are in high demand both in the corporate and public sectors. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Econometrics provides students with a strong foundation in applied econometrics, giving them a competitive edge in the marketplace. The Certificate is a 12 credit-hour program of study focusing on the use of data and statistics to solve business related problems and guide decisions. In addition, Certificate students have the opportunity to explore graduate studies in economics prior to formally committing to a full graduate degree program. Students also enjoy the networking and professional development opportunities that the Belk College of Business has to offer.

Applied Energy (CERT)

Applied Energy studies the areas of energy conversion and conservation, optimal use of resources, analysis and optimization of energy processes, as well as the limitation of environmental pollutants, and the development of sustainable energy systems. The graduate certificate in Applied Energy affords students the opportunity to learn through a hands-on orientation which challenges them to think critically, communicate, and work in teams to solve problems.

Applied Linguistics (CERT)

Applied Linguistics studies the 'real-life' particulars of language such as how decisions are made based on language, how people self-identify or deal with one another through language, and how language works in specific contexts. The graduate certificate in Applied Linguistics prepares students for further studies in linguistics as well as careers in fields as diverse as intelligence, forensic document analysis, publishing/journalism, language and information technology, speech therapy, technical copy editing, lexicography, and library science.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a non-licensure program designed for teachers and human service agency staff to acquire the skills and expertise to address the specific needs of individuals with ASD. This graduate certificate meets the Professional Content Standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and offers students the opportunity to pursue graduate-level education through the flexibility of online learning from UNC Charlotte faculty and ASD professionals.

Bioinformatics: Applications (CERT)

The Bioinformatics Applications graduate certificate trains individuals in the application of established bioinformatics methods for analysis of biological sequence, structure, and genomic data. This certificate is designed to train graduates who will bring interdisciplinary expertise in biological sciences and computing to bear on large-scale analysis problems in genomic biology. The fields of bioinformatics and computational biology provide methods to extract significance from high-throughput experimental results and develop models of complex biological systems. A recent study of the biotechnology community in the Charlotte metro area alone identified 700 companies, nearly one third of which will have need of bioinformatics professionals in the near future.