Certificate

Nursing: Nurse Practitioner across the Life Span (post-masters) (PCER)

The Family Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan graduate certificate concentration offer nurses the opportunity to provide primary care in family practice settings. FNPs provide care to individuals and families across the lifespan, promote wellness and disease prevention, meet tomorrow’s health care challenges, and provide leadership in the delivery of quality health care. Upon graduation, individuals will be qualified to sit for exams leading to Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Family Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan graduates are prepared to work as primary care providers in: (a) Primary Care Practices; (b) Community-based Clinics; (c) Public Health Departments; and (d) Rural/Urban Settings.

Play Therapy (CERT)

UNC Charlotte offers a sequence of graduate counseling courses with an emphasis in play therapy. The goal of the program is to prepare students to work with children who are 10 years and younger in a developmentally appropriate way in both school counseling and community settings. The program is available for students who have completed a master’s degree in counseling, social work or psychology and want additional training in play therapy. In addition, students currently enrolled in the master's or doctoral program in the School of Social Work or in non-UNCC counseling programs may take the coursework required for the graduate certificate. The graduate certificate in Play Therapy will meet the post-master’s educational requirements, as specified by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) for the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential.

Precision Metrology (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Precision Metrology provides graduate students and professionals with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in dimensional metrology theory and application beyond the undergraduate level and "bench experience." Students will be introduced to topics directly related to dimensional metrology and its application in industrial settings. These advanced course topics will, together, provide students with broader knowledge of the field of metrology and exposure to advanced techniques in dimensional measurement and analysis of data.

Public Budgeting and Finance (CERT)

As part of the Master of Public Administration program, the graduate certificate in Public Finance provides education and training for the public and nonprofit sectors, conduct scholarly and applied research to advance the field of public administration, and serve the community. Specilized training can be obtained in this certificate without having to pursue the MPA master's degree.

Public Policy Research and Analysis (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Research and Analysis provides students with a strong grounding in the processes through which public policies are designed, passed, implemented, and evaluated in conjunction with the training in quantitative and analytic skills necessary to carry out applied public policy research and analysis. The program requires the completion of 15 credit hours. The certificate must be completed within four years of admission, and students may apply credits earned towards a graduate degree program in conjunction with or after the certificate has been awarded.

Quantitative Analyses (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Analyses program will target experienced educators who hold a master’s degree in a related educational field. Individuals attracted to the new program will seek to deepen their statistical skills for improving education outcomes. Other students may pursue the certificate as a means of transitioning into a career in higher education or a research organization.

Real Estate Finance and Development (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development is for individuals who wish to pursue advanced study in real estate finance and real estate development. Students take one master’s-level course in financial management and four elective courses on topics including real estate finance, development, real estate capital markets and site feasibility analysis.

School Administration (post-masters) (PCER)

The Add-on licensure graduate certificate in School Administration, is a 21 credit-hour sequence for individuals who hold a master’s degree in an educational area from a regionally accredited institution, and who also hold “M” level certification from the State of North Carolina. Candidates who successfully complete certificate will be recommended for licensure area 012 Level I (Principal). Candidates must also have three years of successful teaching experience or relevant school experience at the time of application.

School Counseling (post-masters) (PCER)

The post-master’s certificate in School Counseling meets the need of students who have completed a master’s degree in Counseling but have not met requirements for licensure as a school counselor in the state of North Carolina. Successful completion of the program requirements will enable the student to be recommended for licensure in school counseling from the university to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Secure Software Development (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Secure Software Development provides professionals with an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in developing software applications that are secure. The certificate requires 15 graduate credit-hours of coursework. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte. What's new: The Fall 2021 application deadline for the Distance Education certificate has been extended to August 15th, 2021!