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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.

Advanced Literacy Instruction and Intervention (CERT)

Literacy and reading instruction have always required the use of data to inform instruction; however, the move in recent years has been towards equipping teachers and other educational professionals to gather and analyze data to target instruction to meet the needs of individuals and groups of students. The Advanced Literacy Instruction & Intervention Certificate Program (ALII) reflects these changes by providing K-12 classroom teachers and other professionals involved with literacy with more advanced skills in using data to create instruction and interventions for groups and individual students through the 12-hour certificate.

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 Nursing Informatics (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Nursing Informatics is designed for nurses who hold a BSN or graduate nursing degree and desire to enhance their skills in clinical application of nursing informatics. The course content is focused on implementing, managing, or conducting analytics using clinical/administrative information systems. The certificate program consists of four courses (12 credit hours) that can be taken over a calendar year. The courses toward the certificate can be taken concurrently with Nurse Administration and other M.S.N. curriculum. The certificate program is offered online.

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.

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 30-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)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is the terminal practice degree in Nursing. This degree builds upon the student's current knowledge of clinical practice. The program will prepare students to practice at the highest clinical level and provide leadership in our dynamic healthcare systems. Graduates of the program will be able to analyze systems of care and provide high level leadership to improve patient safety and quality of care and to implement evidence based culturally competent care practices.

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).