The Tech Board of Trustees at its Oct. 21 meeting approved offering new certificates of proficiency. Three new undergraduate certificates of proficiency and nine new graduate level certificates were approved by the board.
A certificate of proficiency is a specialized certificate that assists students in gaining further educational and career development and opportunities in their field of study.
The new undergraduate certificates of proficiency include certificates of proficiency in computer programming, computer networking, and applied sciences. The certificate of applied sciences is set to take effect in the summer 2022 term, while both the certificates of proficiency in computer programming and computer networking will take effect in the fall of 2022.
At the graduate level, the new certificates include special education birth-kindergarten instructional specialist, special education birth-kindergarten instructional specialist with licensure option, special education K-12 instructional specialist, special education resource instructional specialist, curriculum leadership, building level administrator and teacher leadership. Each of these graduate certificates will begin to be offered in summer 2022.
The remaining certificates, risk management in higher education and information technology, will begin to be offered in the fall of 2022.
All of these certificates will not require additional courses or funds to be established by the university.