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UT Tyler offers several post-baccalaureate certificate programs. These programs are not part of a degree; however, coursework may be counted toward a degree with the approval of the college in which they are housed. We also offer a number of initial certifications for educators.
Certificate programs are narrower in their focus than degrees and provide preparation in a specific field. The certificate is not the equivalent of a license or certification required for practice in the professions or to teach.
ONLINE: Principal and Superintendent Certificates are offered through the Department of Educational Leadership. These certificates are designed to prepare Texas public school teachers to become principals and/or superintendents. You must already hold a master's degree to apply to these certificate programs.
STEP Teacher Certification The STEP program is a 13-month online program designed to meet the needs of people who hold a bachelor's degree and want to receive a teacher certification without relocating or taking physical classes. The program begins in June each year and ends in July the following year.
The Educational Diagnostician Certificate requires a valid Texas teaching certificate, two years of classroom teaching experience, an earned master's degree, and successful completion of the TExES examination for certification. Emphasis in educational diagnosis provides the student with the opportunity to assess the competencies of individuals in language, sociological , physical, and behavioral/emotional areas, intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, and educational performance using informal and formal measures, and prescribe individualized education plans based on test results.
Nursing Education Certificate prepares the nurse to apply teaching-learning theory, principles of curriculum development, evaluation methodology, and role socialization as a nurse educator in a variety of settings. The program is designed to provide essential knowledge and skills required by nurse educators and facilitate the transition of the nurse from the clinical setting into the role of nurse educator.
Nurse Practitioner Certificate The Post-Family Nurse Practitioner option is 24 semester credit hours in length. Although not totally online, 6 of these hours are offered online with the remainder 18 hours of clinical courses offered in a web-enhanced format requiring some class time on the Tyler campus.
Nursing Administration Certificate This online program is designed for students with a masters degree in nursing that are seeking a nursing administration certification.
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Organizational Development and Leadership Certification Program Complete an 18-credit-hour program that prepares you to manage in today’s complex and changing business environment. Graduate classes can later be transferred to an MBA program.
The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate program prepares students with the knowledge and tools that they can use to lead quality improvement initiatives in companies, thereby, reducing waste and becoming more efficient. These efforts have allowed companies to become more competitive and successfully compete in global markets. The City of Tyler reports a savings of $5 million from the Lean Six Sigma Program.
Credits earned in fulfillment of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program may be applied to other graduate degrees in the College of Business and Technology with advisor approval. The following five courses must be completed with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0. In addition, a student must pass a comprehensive exam pertaining to the lean six sigma black belt curriculum.
- TECH 5310: Six Sigma Quality
- TECH 5320: Total Quality Management
- TECH 5335: Lean Management
- TECH 5366: Value Stream Management
- TECH 5390: Advanced Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Technique
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