Advanced Certificates

Advanced Certificates

The Advanced Graduate Certificate programs are for professionals looking for in depth courses in content areas such as Education, Health Care Management, Human Services Leadership, Human Resources or Management of Health Information Systems.

The Advanced Graduate Certificates provide students with study in specialized areas, as well as, the latest Leadership and Management tools for career advancement. 

To complete a certificate you must take 4-5 courses in your chosen area of study.  The pre-requisite courses, if any,  for the certificates will be determined by your graduate admissions counselor.


Advanced Certificates

Applied Behavior Analysis

Offered as a fully online or a fully land-based option!

As licensed behavior analysts, students will have the opportunity to work with individuals who have been diagnosed with autism, autism spectrum disorders or related disorders in a variety of public and private settings including schools, homes, day programs, communities, residential and vocational training settings, businesses and related human service agencies.

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Bilingual Certificate Extension

This certificate extension program is suitable for teachers who have basic certifications in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Childhood Education and/or Childhood Special Education, and Secondary Education. The courses offered are appropriate for teachers who, in addition to English, are proficient in another language and who wish to continue their expertise in teaching by acquiring knowledge and developing competencies working in a bilingual classroom or as a teacher of students with speech and language disabilities.

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Family Nurse Practitioner

The Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner program employs a dynamic blend of interactive learning and real-world clinical experience to empower family nurse practitioners to adeptly serve diverse communities, taking a holistic approach within the family and community framework. Highly distinguished faculty members with a wealth of real-world experience guide students through a 19-credit curriculum meticulously designed to equip nurses with the essential theoretical and practical underpinnings.

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants must have a master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program (ACEN, NLNAC or CCNE) with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Submit a copy of your current RN License. Applicants are required to have a minimum of one year of recent RN experience in a clinical area requiring such acute care skills as a hospital setting, home care or long term care facility.
  • Submit proof of certificate of basic life-support training.
  • Complete two letters of recommendation. References can be from the applicant’s superiors (manager, supervisor, staff educator) in the health care setting, or one from a superior and another from a faculty member where the applicant earned their baccalaureate or master’s degree in nursing. The letters should address the applicant’s academic and clinical skills and their ability to complete the program.
  • Submit a 200-250 word personal statement that addresses the reason you are interested in pursuing post-graduate work in this area of study.

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Health Care Management

The Health Care Management Certificate program emphasizes the identification, analysis, and solutions of complex issues and problems facing the health care professional today. Students learn to evaluate techniques and develop strategic thinking skills so they can lead effectively, improve quality, increase productivity, and manage costs within their health care organizations.

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Human Resources Management

The Human Resources Management Certificate program provides practitioners with advanced study of current human resources trends and practices. An emphasis is placed on understanding the role of human resources within an organization, and developing human resources plans consistent with an organization’s strategic objectives.

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Human Services Leadership

This certificate is designed for those working in or interested in transitioning to a leadership or senior level administrative role in one of the professions in the human services field.

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Management of Health Information Systems

The Management of Health Information Systems certificate program is designed to develop or enhance the students’ expertise in the planning, development, and implementation of health information systems. Students will focus on how health information systems can improve the delivery of health care with the latest methods and technologies for the collection, organization, use and evaluation of health care information.

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School Building Leader

The School Building Leader (SBL) Advanced Certificate Program provides the administrative candidate the theory and practice necessary in the preparation for becoming a School Building Leader. The course of study includes educational leadership and administration, educational law, policy and ethics, curriculum and instruction, and an administrative practicum at the school building level. Upon completion of the program, the administrative candidate will have been exposed to the knowledge, skills and dispositions required of school building leaders, thereby providing a strong foundation for taking the NYS SBL certification examination.

Admissions Requirements

  • A non-refundable $25 application fee.
  • An official graduate transcript from any colleges or universities attended. (Applicants to the program should have completed an accredited teacher education undergraduate and graduate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA).
  • Two letters of recommendation are required, with at least one from an academic source, and at least one from a professional source.
  • The candidate should submit a current resume, which includes chronological dates of employment or student teaching.
  • A copy of the candidate's NYS teacher certification should be submitted with the application. 
  • A personal statement.
  • Minimum 3 years of teaching

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School District Leader

The School District Leader (SDL) Advanced Certificate Program provides the administrative candidate the theory and practice necessary in the preparation for becoming a School District Leader. The course of study includes educational leadership and administration, educational law, policy and ethics, curriculum and instruction, school business administration, pupil personnel services and two administrative practica, one at the building level and one at the district level. Upon completion of the program, the administrative candidate will have been exposed to the knowledge, skills and dispositions required of school district leaders, thereby providing a strong foundation for taking the NYS SDL certification examination.

Admissions Requirements

  • A non-refundable $25 application fee.
  • An official graduate transcript from any colleges or universities attended. (Applicants to the program should have completed an accredited teacher education undergraduate and graduate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA).
  • Two letters of recommendation are required, with at least one from an academic source, and at least one from a professional source.
  • The candidate should submit a current resume, which includes chronological dates of employment or student teaching.
  • A copy of the candidate's NYS teacher certification should be submitted with the application. 
  • A personal statement.
  • Minimum 3 years of teaching

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TESOL

The Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed to prepare certified teachers who already hold their master’s degree to understand the foundations of English as an additional language. This program demonstrates literacy and language teaching techniques while helping students develop skills and methods in teaching core subject areas in the students’ native language and in English. The program also cultivates an understanding of the roles of linguistics and grammar in second-language learning in grades K-12.

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