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.

Teaching Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching offers an efficient pathway to initial teacher licensure for candidates who have already earned a bachelor's degree and a 2.70 or higher overall undergraduate GPA. Candidates with lower GPAs should apply as a Post-baccalaureate Pre-Teacher Licensure Pathway (GPA forgiveness) to become eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching program. With the exception of the Art Education concentration, students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Teaching can apply their coursework towards the Master of Arts in Teaching program. The Graduate Certificate in Teaching is offered in the following licensure areas: Art Education (K-12), Career and Technical Education (6-12) {Business/IT, Family and Consumer Science, Marketing, Technology Engineering and Design}, Child and Family Development (B-K), Elementary Education (K-6), Foreign Language Education (K-12) {American Sign Language, Arabic, Cherokee, Chinese, French, German, Greek (Ancient and Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish}, Middle Grades Education (6-9) {English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies}, Secondary Education (9-12) {Comprehensive Science, Comprehensive Social Studies, English, Math}, Special Education (K-12) {Adaptive Curriculum, General Curriculum}, Teaching English as a Second Language (K-12).

Urban Management and Policy (CERT)

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