Four new online graduate certificates available

Working professionals and graduate students looking to add to their credentials can sign up for four new online certificates for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The new certificates are in response to increased demand for smaller credentials that provide evidence of employees’ knowledge and skills. The certificates are extremely flexible and require only 3-6 courses (9-14 credits). With courses taught by expert IU faculty, these certificates may count toward the IU School of Education’s many master’s and doctoral degrees, essentially allowing students to “double count” their certificate courses.

Three certificates available are part of the Inquiry Methodology program, available in Fall 2021:

“Our research methods experts are excited to offer new certificates focusing on quantitative, qualitative and assessment and evaluation methods,” said Sarah Lubienski, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. “Professionals from industry, government agencies and education will address real-world questions and learn to leverage best practices for data collection, analysis and reporting.”

Teachers, administrators and other school-based professionals interested in learning how to better support their students with reading difficulties and disabilities can also now sign up for the Certificate in Dyslexia, available in Spring 2022. This fully online program is an Approved Dyslexia Training Program as certified by the Indiana Department of Education. Indiana teachers can also apply these courses to their Professional Growth Plans (PGPs) for license renewal.

“The Dyslexia certificate was designed to meet new state requirements. It focuses on how to support K-12 students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties,” Lubienski added.