Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs 

Students and professionals can enhance their knowledge and advance their careers through several certificate programs. Each program can be completed on its own or as part of a master’s degree.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </strong></h3> <ul><li>All students complete a field experience as part of the certificate.</li><li>Develop expertise in a range of evidence-based strategies for educating students with ASD.</li><li>Engage with critiques of ASD research and service provision levied by members of the autism community. </li></ul> <p> </p> <p> </p>
<p>Learn how to better serve students with ASD by understanding the nature of autism and the educational techniques that best meet these students’ unique needs.</p>
Child and Family Mental Health Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <ul><li>Flexible requirements so that students can customize their certificate.</li><li>Proximity to mental health agencies and other academic institutions in Boston offers significant opportunities to enhance your career.</li></ul>
<p>Increase your capacity to support the mental health of children and families as a counselor or educator. </p>
Early Childhood Policy and Leadership Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <ul><li>Complete a three-course certificate in Early Childhood Policy and Leadership, including courses in the science of early childhood development; program and policy development and evaluation; and leadership, advocacy, and partnerships.</li><li>Participate in monthly seminars, targeting key issues related to early childhood research, practice, policy, advocacy, and leadership over the course of three semesters. </li><li>Complete a three-month, paid summer internship in a local, national, or international setting to solidify skills in policy development and analysis, leadership, advocacy, or research translation in the early childhood field.</li><li>Translate learning from the internship and certificate courses by completing a capstone project, such as a policy brief, academic paper, or policy analysis.<br /> </li></ul> <p> </p>
<p>Develop a deep understanding of the science of early childhood development and the policies and systems that intersect with young children and their families.<br /> </p>
Educational Policy Development Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </strong></h3> <ul><li>Learn how policies shape the cultural norms and day-to-day practices at both a micro level and a macro level. </li><li>Program utilizes a lens of social justice and equity as a basis throughout the curriculum.</li></ul> <p> </p> <p> </p>
<p>Develop the skills to use policy creatively and effectively to advance organizational goals and educational change. </p>
Global Perspectives in Curriculum and Instruction Certificate
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<p>This certificate prepares students how to become effective teachers in an increasingly globalized world and what constitutes a valued and engaging curriculum for the community. You&#39;ll learn how to adopt a global lens to identify and address barriers to equity, inclusion, and global citizenship in educational settings.  <br /> </p>
Human Rights & International Justice Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </strong></h3> <ul><li>Housed within the Center for Human Rights and International Justice.</li><li>The Center’s Interdisciplinary Seminar in Human Rights and International Justice forms the foundation of the certificate program. </li></ul> <p> </p> <p> </p>
<p>Learn to think critically within and across disciplines to better understand contemporary human rights challenges and offer thoughtful, effective responses.</p>
Inclusive Instructional Design Certificate
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<p>This certificate will study the rapidly changing landscape in various learning environments and apply learner variability to offer options for engagement and learner choice. Students will be able to transform one size fits all classrooms into vibrant learning communities where all learners can belong and succeed.<br /> </p>
Institutional Research Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <ul><li>Program combines foundational courses in higher education administration with the MESA department&#39;s strength in data analysis, evaluation, and research design. </li><li>Quantitative and qualitative research methods coursework are included.</li></ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
<p>Prepare for a career in higher education as an institutional research officer or analyst by helping schools address institution-related questions and problems.</p>
International Higher Education Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <ul><li>Offered through BC&#39;s renowned Center for International Higher Education.</li></ul>
<p>Deepen your understanding of global higher education models and critical issues impacting higher education around the world.</p>
Positive Youth Development Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <ul><li>Designed to benefit early- and mid-career youth development leaders. </li><li>Students can take advantage of a practicum course to gain hands-on experience.</li></ul> <p> </p>
<p>Learn about and utilize the Positive Youth Development model to support youth in diverse communities.</p>
Social Justice Leadership Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <ul><li>Students develop and enact their own theory of change to apply in practice.</li><li>A <i>Reflection on Leadership</i> course prepares students for values-based school leadership where a respect for diversity is cultivated throughout their organization.</li></ul> <p> </p> <p> </p>
<p>Boldly advance equity in schools and enact a systemic response to confront the barriers students face. </p>
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <ul><li>Prepares students to apply the principles of TESOL using instructional technology<br /> </li><li>Online Certificate program meets the current needs for TESOL across the globe</li></ul>
<p>The TESOL certificate program will also prepare students to teach English in diverse instructional settings where English is a second, foreign, or international language.<br /> </p>
Traumatic Stress Studies and Intervention Certificate
<h3>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </h3> <ul><li>Working with individuals or groups of children, adolescents, or adults with histories of trauma</li><li>Courses provide students with opportunities to consider the application of trauma studies to their professional work</li></ul>
<p>Designed for professionals who would like to broaden and deepen their understanding of the concept of psychological trauma, its history as a field, the impact of trauma on individual and societal well-being, and effective intervention responses. <br /> </p>

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