UT Tyler Certificate Programs
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.
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.