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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.

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.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a non-licensure program designed for teachers and human service agency staff to acquire the the skills and expertise to address 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.

Curriculum and Instruction (MED)

Why choose the UNC Charlotte M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction? Interested in innovative methods to help your students achieve their potential and to support your school in flourishing as a learning environment? If you want to be a teacher leader, the person who can be the change agent in your school or district, the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (C & I) will put you on the path toward your goal. The program is designed for teachers who want the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills through an accessible, cost-effective, flexible online education program. This 33-hour M.Ed. program is based on a candidate’s initial license in a core field. It is composed of three strands (middle grades, secondary education, or TESL) that concentrate on developing knowledgeable, effective, reflective and responsive practitioners who will become leaders in the profession. Areas of study include culturally sustaining pedagogy, equity & education, educational research methodology, curriculum theory, analysis of teaching, advanced methodology, and curriculum development, including the application of technology in teaching. In addition, the program includes advanced coursework in the candidate's initial-licensure area (i.e., English language arts, social studies or history, mathematics and sciences, or English as a Second Language). Courses are also appropriate for teacher licensure renewal or individual professional growth. Successful completion of this program leads to “M” level (Master’s/Advanced Competencies) license. Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction (C & I) with 3 strand options Middle Grades Education (6-9) Secondary Education (9-12) Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), (K-12)

Elementary Education (MAT)

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education is a 12 credit hour program. Completion of the program awards the graduate the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education and qualifies them for North Carolina’s Standard Professional 2 (SP2) Professional Educator’s License in Elementary Education. The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary Education requires a total of 39 semester credit hours to be taken in two sequenced phases, Phase I: The Graduate Certificate in Elementary Education (27 hours) an on-campus only program and Phase II: The Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education (12 hours) which is offered 100% online. If accepted for M.A.T. (Phase II) admission, all graduate education courses taken for the Graduate Certificate will apply to the M.A.T.

Elementary Education (MED)

The Master of Education in Elementary Education is designed for experienced teachers who wish to become instructional leaders, advanced practitioners, and global educators. Every course in the program is a 100% online course that is offered either synchronously with scheduled online class meetings or asynchronously with no scheduled class meetings. The program is directed towards helping practitioners to develop leadership skills as well as specialized content knowledge to effectively impact challenges in urban elementary classrooms. It is also focused on helping teachers acquire additional content knowledge and eligibility for additional certification through coursework in specific concentration areas, including Elementary Mathematics, Instructional Systems Technology, Gifted Education, and Teaching English to Second Language Learners.

Elementary School Mathematics (CERT)

The Elementary School Mathematics graduate certificate is an 18-hour web-based program that meets the requirements for the North Carolina Elementary School Mathematics Add-On License. Individuals applying to this graduate certificate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a valid teaching license in Elementary Education (Grades K-6).

Engineering Management (MS)

The Master of Science in Engineering Management prepares professionals for careers in managing projects, programs, systems, and organizations. Industrial, research, consulting, and commercial firms now demand engineering managers with both cutting-edge technical competence and the management skills necessary to forge linkages with the systems and business sides of these organizations. The program of study is multidisciplinary, combining elements of advanced study in various engineering disciplines with studies in business, system operations and organizational behavior. Through a flexible curriculum and concentrations, the program enables concentration areas such as Energy Systems, Lean Six Sigma, Logistics and Supply Chains, and Systems Analytics.

Human Computer Interaction (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Human Computer Interaction provides both knowledge and skills in the human-centered design of interfaces for software applications. Students are provided with a basic understanding of human-centered design methods, as well as practical experience with techniques for designing, prototyping, implementing, and evaluating user interfaces. The graduate certificate may act as a standalone graduate option for post-baccalaureate and post-master's students, or may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte. The 12 credit hours in the certificate program may be applied to the graduate programs in the Department of Software and Information Systems with approval of the department Graduate Program Director.

Information Security and Privacy (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Information Security and Privacy provides professionals with an opportunity to advance their level of competence in the understanding, management and applications of cyber security and privacy technology. Coursework towards this graduate certificate can be used for credit towards the M.S. in Information Technology. However, its primary objective is to provide a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge and skills in understanding and applying cyber security technology, but do not necessarily wish to complete all the requirements for the M.S. in Information Technology.