Graduate Certificates

Certificate in Career and Technical Education
Certificate in Educational Technology
Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (school-based)
Certificate in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Special Education
Graduate Certificate in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) 

Certificate in Career and Technical Education

This certificate is ideal if you are:

  • currently provisionally Career-and-Technical-Education-certified
  • completing the required professional knowledge courses to convert your provisional certificate to a standard certificate

Degree requirements

To complete this certificate, you must complete a total of 18 credit hours:

  • CTE core: CTE 592 and CTE 591 (six credit hours)
  • CTE methods: CTE 465 or CTE 565 (three credit hours)
  • Integrating Technology into CTE:  CTE 431 or CTE 486 (three credit hours)
  • additional units of CTE professional courses (six credit hours)

All courses in this certificate program are eligible for transfer to the MEd Career and Technical Education degree program.

Certificate in Educational Technology

This certificate is ideal if you are a Pre-K–12 teacher or technology coordinator who wants to enhance your technology skills. 

Degree requirements

To complete this certificate, you must complete a total of 15 credit hours:

  • pre-requisites for ETC certificate courses: ETC 547 and ETC 567 (6 credit hours)
  • Specialized ETC course work:
  • one course from: ETC 548, 557, 558, or 559 (3 credit hours)
  • two courses from: ETC 647, 657, 666, or 677 (6 credit hours)

Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (school-based)

This certificate is ideal if you desire specialized training in autism-spectrum disorders for school-based populations.

This certificate prepares you to serve as an autism support consultant to:

  • parents
  • teachers
  • direct care staff
  • others who support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Degree requirements

For this certificate, you must complete a total of 15 credit hours:

  • ESE 580 (3 credit hours)
  • ESE 585 or DIS 519 (3 credit hours)
  • ESE 664 or SERP 595A (3 credit hours)
  • ESE 681 (3 credit hours)
  • ESE 608-ASD (3 credit hours)

Certification

After taking these courses, you may qualify for professional certificate as an Autism Support Professional (ASP).

Part of a degree or stand-alone certificate 

If you are from a disability-related field, you may complete this plan as part of your graduate studies or as a stand-alone certificate.

Certificate in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Special Education

Explore best practices in assessment and teaching methods including inclusive and collaborative strategies for culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional (CLDE) students with disabilities with this certificate.

Degree requirements 

For this certificate, you must complete a total of 15 credit hours:

  • ESE 520 (three credit hours)
  • ESE 601 (three credit hours)
  • ESE 602 (three credit hours)
  • ESE 603 (three credit hours)
  • ESE 698 (three credit hours)

Graduate Certificate in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL)

This program is ideal for K-12 teachers seeking an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) endorsement through Northern Arizona University courses.

Degree requirements

For this certificate, you must complete a total of 18 credit hours:

  • Foundations
  • BME 530 (three credit hours)
  • Linguistics
  • BME 538 (three credit hours)
  • ESL Methods
  • three credit hours selected from: BME 430, 450, 531, 631
  • Teaching Reading and Writing to LEP Students
  • BME 420 (three credit hours)
  • Assessment of LEP Students
  • BME 481 or 634 (three credit hours)
  • School, Community, Culture, and Parental Involvement
  • BME 480 or 637 (three credit hours)

If you choose this plan to fulfill state of Arizona ESL endorsement requirements you will also need to demonstrate a second-language learning experience and show that you have already taught ESL students for two years in your classes—or you will need to take a teaching practicum course.

Click to see ESL Graduate Certificate Program of Studies.

Additional class registration information

Undergrads need to have a signed "Override Authorization/Out of Career" form to take 500-level classes.

Graduate students need the same form to take a 400-level class and have it count towards a degree program. Complete the form (PDF version) (Word version) and fax it to Laura Cook at 928-523-1929. 

NAU courses for ADE certification 

2-Year Course Planner 

Graduate advising

Laura Cook
Laura.Cook@nau.edu
928-523-5342