Graduate Certificate Programs

An online graduate certificate is a smart way to expand your knowledge and skills, while making the most of your time. Without the confinement of set times, and in-person classes, students have the availability to work full-time while they pursue their certificate. An online certificate is convenient, so students can make time for education around the responsibilities of daily life. Our graduate certificate programs are designed to meet you where you are in your career. These for-credit certificates allow you to level-up your career in as little as a few months.

For-credit graduate certificate programs usually count toward a master’s degree, if you’re interested in pursuing further education. 

Middle Grades and Secondary Education, Graduate CertificateOnline

The online Graduate Certificate in Teaching: Middle Grades (6-9) or Secondary Education (9-12) is a 16-credit-hour graduate level program that provides experienced professionals the means to earn a North Carolina Professional Educator’s Initial License in the fields of...

Nurse Administration, Graduate CertificateOnline

The Nurse Administrator program is designed for registered nurses with a bachelor's degree, who desire to enhance their administrative skills and advanced practice nurses with a master's degree who seek additional knowledge to be more competitive in managing personnel and a...

Nurse Educator, Graduate CertificateOnline

The Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator is designed to prepare nurses who have a BSN or MSN to become educational leaders in academic settings. This certificate consists of four courses, for a total of twelve semester hours and can be completed within one calendar year....

Respiratory Care Clinical Concepts, Graduate CertificateOnline

The Graduate Certificate in Respiratory Care Clinical Concepts is designed to provide additional knowledge and skills on advanced diagnostic and therapeutic clinical concepts in the care of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. The Graduate Certificate is 100% online and...

Respiratory Care Leadership, Graduate CertificateOnline

The certificate program is intended for prospective students who are not ready to commit to a full master’s program, gain additional knowledge and skills in areas of leadership and clinical practice concepts, or those looking for professional development. Enrolling in the...

School Administration, Post-Master's CertificateBlended

UNC Charlotte offers an add-on licensure post-master’s graduate certificate in School Administration that serves Mecklenburg and the counties surrounding the Charlotte-metropolitan area.  The 21-credit-hour Post-Master’s certificate is designed for students seeking to...

School Counseling, Post-Master'sOnline

The School Counseling Post Master’s Graduate Certificate is a 12-credit-hour program designed for individuals who want to become professional school counselors and have already earned master's degrees in other counseling specialties like clinical mental health...

Software Development, Graduate CertificateOnline

The online Graduate Certificate in Software Development prepares students for a position as a software developer or for completing a Master of Science in a computer-related discipline. In this program, you will learn the skills of object-oriented programming, software...

Special Education (K-12): Adapted Curriculum, Graduate CertificateOnline

The Special Education (K-12): Adapted Curriculum graduate certificate is a 21-credit-hour graduate level program that meets the requirements for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Standard Professional I initial teaching license. The Adapted Curriculum is...

Special Education (K-12): General Curriculum, Graduate CertificateOnline

The Special Education (K-12): General Curriculum graduate certificate is a 21-credit-hour graduate level program that meets the requirements for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Standard Professional I initial teaching license. The General Curriculum is...