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    UMass Dartmouth
   
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Certificate Programs


The university offers a variety of certificate programs of interest to students who have completed bachelor’s degrees. Some are programs that only accept students with an earned baccalaureate degree; others also accept current undergraduate and non-degree students.

Certificate Programs within Departments

UMass Dartmouth offers an expanding list of graduate certificate programs within departments. Please review the appropriate sections of this Catalogue for information. Each of the programs listed here require at least an earned baccalaureate degree in an appropriate field.

 Arts & Sciences —

Graduate Certificates in

  • Applied Behavior Analysis, Post-Master’s (Psychology Department)
  • Professional Writing (English Department)

Business —

Graduate Certificates in

  • Accounting
  • Business Foundations (pre-MBA) (online)
  • Finance
  • International Business (online)
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership (online)
  • Supply Chain Mangement  

Computer Science —

Graduate Certificates in

  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Software Development and Design

Electrical & Computer Engineering —

Graduate Certificates in

  • Acoustics
  • Communications
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Electrical Engineering Systems

 Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer & Information Sciences —

  • Graduate Certificate in Computer Systems

 Public Policy –

Graduate Certificates in

  • Educational Policy (online)
  • Environmental Policy (online)

Visual and Performing Arts —

Graduate Certificates in

  • Artisanry
  • Fine Arts
  • Web and Interaction Design

 

Interdisciplinary Certificate Programs

Except as noted, the programs listed below welcome students who have completed bachelor’s degrees and also current undergraduate and non-degree students. Most are also described at length in the UMass Dartmouth General Catalogue.

  • Gerontology
  • International Marketing/French
  • Labor Studies
  • Pre-Law Preparation is an advisory program rather than a major. Working with the advisor, students evaluate their previous academic preparation and work to strengthen abilities and fill in gaps through a combination of additional coursework, review, and practice for entrance examinations. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree are welcome to attend as non-degree students to enhance their preparation for law school. Contact Mia Rowland, Pre-Law Advisor, 508 999-8506, mrowland@umassd.edu.
  • Pre-Medical Preparation (which includes preparation for medical, dental, or veterinary careers) is an advisory program rather than a major. Working with the advisor, students evaluate their previous academic preparation and work to strengthen abilities and fill in gaps through a combination of additional coursework, review, and practice for entrance examinations. Contact Eileen Carreiro, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, 508 999-8213 or ecarreiro@umassd.edu.
  • Sustainable Development (Online) requires an earned baccalaureate degree for admission.   This 12-credit graduate certificate is structured to provide a vehicle for articulating and integrating Sustainable Development into practical and professional applications. The certificate is designed to meet the needs of professionals who are already working in industry, those who plan to transition to clean energy careers, as well as entrepreneurs. It also enables students to transition into graduate degree programs in related topics.

     

Certification for Initial and Professional Teaching Licensure

Often individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree consider returning to the university to seek certification for elementary or secondary teaching licensure. If you are such a person, UMass Dartmouth offers a number of programs you will wish to consider.

You may be interested in pursuing a program of courses to become eligible for an Initial License for teaching. The Department of Education offers two post-baccalaureate certificates, the 42-credit program leading to eligibility to apply for an Elementary Education Initial License and the 36-credit programs leading to Middle or Secondary School Education Initial Licensure. These are described in the Education chapter. To learn specifically about opportunities for teaching licensure in Music, consult the Music section in the General Catalogue and contact the UMass Dartmouth Music Department, 508 999-8568.

If you are interested in teaching and also earning a graduate degree, two avenues are open to you at UMass Dartmouth:

  • If interested specifically in teaching elementary education or, at the secondary level, biology, chemistry, English, French, general science, history, mathematics, physics, political science/political philosophy, Portuguese, or Spanish, you may pursue the graduate MAT program, leading to the Master of Arts in Teaching. This program is intended for those who already hold the Initial License for teaching, and will qualify one for Professional Licensure. See the MAT section of this catalogue.
  • If interested in art teaching, you may pursue the graduate Art Education program, leading to the MAE degree. This program, which leads to Professional Licensure, is open to those who already hold the Initial License for teaching and also offers an option for concurrent preparation for Initial and Professional Licensure. See the Art Education section of this catalogue.