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Certificate programs provide students with specific skills and prepare them with the knowledge they need for qualification exams. These programs generally take about a year to complete. Once a certificate has been obtained, students may be ready to progress in their careers or they may have reached an important academic milestone. The certificate indicates that specific skills have been developed and specialized training has been received.

 

What is a Certificate in Education? This is a professional qualification that teachers in many countries use to improve their ability to teach at higher level institutions or within specialized areas. There are many types of programs from which to choose: Sport, Fitness, and Management; Early Childhood Education; English Language Training; and Computing and IT are just a few examples. Classes taken as part of this program provide opportunities for students to hone their skills and obtain a deeper level of understanding. For example, the Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management program includes a focus on finance and accounting, personnel management, and marketing.

 

There are several advantages to completing a certificate program. Many professionals enjoy the ability to focus on a specific area within the field of education. A student’s personal education may be tailored to meet their goals and interests. With completion of the program, professionals may have access to better career opportunities. Another important benefit is the foundation for further studies.

 

The cost of certificate programs varies a great deal from one school to another and across country borders. Prospective students should contact individual schools for specific cost information.

 

With a certificate in hand, graduates can expect to find positions as instructors, heads of programs in a school, teaching assistants, or as continuing students. Jobs may be found as researchers, in curriculum development, and in specialized areas within the education field. Many graduates are already established in their careers and use the program to open up the possibility for advancement.

 

Prospective students can review the various schools and programs offered. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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35 Results in Education

Reeves College

Start a rewarding and in-demand career with the Education Assistant diploma program at Reeves College. ... [+]

Start a rewarding and in-demand career with the Education Assistant diploma program at Reeves College.

In less than a year, you'll learn how to help children and youth who require extra support to achieve their full potential. Your courses will cover key areas including foundations of special education, learning and behaviour, autism, cognitive and physical challenges, and more. To solidify your new skills and knowledge, you'll also complete two real-world practicum placements. Once you graduate, you'll be ready to make a difference in the classroom and other educational environments.

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Canada Edmonton
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Vancouver Career College

The Early Childhood Education certificate program at Vancouver Career College combines theory and practical knowledge to prepare you for a rewarding career in child care. ... [+]

Working with children is a demanding, but inspiring job. Communities are always hunting for enthusiastic and well-trained graduates to fill a variety of dynamic positions in Early Childhood Education.

The Early Childhood Education certificate program at Vancouver Career College combines theory and practical knowledge to prepare you for a rewarding career in child care. Core curriculum focuses on child growth and development, guidance skills, relationship building, behaviour management, health, safety and program planning. Students also learn how to use music, drama, art and movement to enable learning. After completing the required courses, students can apply for an Early Childhood Educator Assistant (ECEA) certificate through the Early Childhood Education Registry. ... [-]

Canada Burnaby Vancouver Surrey Abbotsford Port Coquitlam Kelowna  + 3 More
September 2019
Part-time
43 weeks
Campus
WITS Language School

The idea of teaching English to speakers of other languages attracts a variety of people from all corners of the English-speaking world, from university students taking a ... [+]

Launch Your Teaching Career

The idea of teaching English to speakers of other languages attracts a variety of people from all corners of the English- speaking world, from university students taking a gap year to long-term travelers to those who have decided to change their careers (and their lifestyles) and those who have retired. Teaching English overseas is an unforgettable experience that will give you the rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign culture and to learn about a country and its people while traveling and earning money. There are also many exciting opportunities to teach English as a second or foreign language in South Africa.

Teaching English to speakers of other languages is a satisfying and rewarding career. There are positions available to teach various levels and age groups, from kindergarten to tertiary education and Business English. Most second or foreign language English classes are student-centered, communicative and activity based so that the students are given the opportunity to interact and learn English in a stimulating and interesting environment while having fun. The TESOL course will prepare you for a career in English language teaching.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 12 weeks
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Westcliff University

The College of Education has adopted an internationally recognized program in English instruction pedagogy. It is recognized for its innovative methodology of English ped ... [+]

Gateway to Worldwide Opportunities Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages

Westcliff University’s TESOL Certificate program is tailored specifically for working adults. You can choose between campus and online program. During the 8-week program, you will be able to interact with various professors and learn different teaching methodologies.

The College of Education has adopted an internationally recognized program in English instruction pedagogy. It is recognized for its innovative methodology of English pedagogy with proven success at English instructional schools around the world.

The College of Education programs provide instruction to speakers of foreign languages to learn English fundamentals. Instruction will prepare students to learn English so that they may apply it in Business or Education.... [-]

USA Irvine
September 2019
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined
University Preparation College

This qualification provides workers looking to work with children in a supervised or unsupervised capacity with an understanding of child-centred approaches, knowledge ab ... [+]

Overview

This qualification provides workers looking to work with children in a supervised or unsupervised capacity with an understanding of child-centred approaches, knowledge about learning and development, and using organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling the children to achieve their physical and mental development.

Undertaking this qualification will prepare you for work in early childhood education settings that meet the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

This program includes 540 hours of face-to-face study of which 120 hours are practical.... [-]

Australia Bankstown Surry Hills
July 2019
Full-time
9 months
Online & Campus Combined
Tufts University - School of Engineering

The Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) Certificate Program empowers teachers to bring hands-on engineering to their students. ... [+]

The Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) Certificate Program empowers teachers to bring hands-on engineering to their students.

The Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) Certificate Program graduate courses are designed to build knowledge in engineering and expertise in teaching engineering. Participants enroll as learners in four graduate-level courses that are rigorous and engaging. Each course is worth four graduate credit hours, giving participants a total of 16 credit hours upon completion.

The TEEP program is modeled after Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach in-person, hands-on workshops, and courses. The courses aren't filled with lectures and multiple choice but with hands-on challenges, work with your own students, and discussions. For content courses, participants are shipped a kit of materials right to their door, and upload pictures and video of their engineering design solutions in an easy-to-use website. Pedagogy courses task participants with interviewing students, trying activities in their classrooms, and discussing readings. Weekly assignments are designed to work with busy schedules.... [-]

USA Medford
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Campus
Stenberg College

Early Childhood Educators (ECE) plan and lead activities for preschool children to encourage their intellectual, physical, emotional, social, linguistic and cultural grow ... [+]

Early Childhood Educators (ECE) plan and lead activities for preschool children to encourage their intellectual, physical, emotional, social, linguistic and cultural growth. Children acquire 85% of their personality, skills, and intellect by the time they're five years old. Be a part of their education during their most formative years.

Over the course of this program, students will: Learn techniques that will help children learn through play Develop skills to create a safe, healthy and stimulating childcare environment Gain the ability to provide rich learning experiences for children to set the stage for lifelong learning Facts Duration: 76 weeks, including an 8-week practicum and a 30-week co-op Delivery Method: In-class Language: English Intakes: April and September Credential Awarded: Certificate Articulation/Pathway: Graduates granted transfer credits toward BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma – upon completion they can continue to BCIT’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program ... [-]
Canada Surrey
September 2019
Full-time
76 weeks
Campus
University of Bradford

The Certificate of International Foundation Studies is a pre-degree access foundation year programme designed specifically for international students who do not have the ... [+]

The Certificate of International Foundation Studies is a pre-degree access foundation year programme designed specifically for international students who do not have the necessary qualifications for registration directly onto a degree course.

Unlike many foundation year courses, successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress onto a wide range of the University's undergraduate degrees. You can study modules that meet the entry requirements for courses in health, nursing, computer science, media, social sciences, business, and law.

The programme enables you to communicate and study effectively at the undergraduate level. We will help you to develop:

advanced English language skills (both general and subject-specific English) higher level study skills subject related knowledge ... [-]
United Kingdom Bradford
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

Our TEFL Certificate Program thoughtfully combines current trends in language teaching pedagogy with traditional best practices in the language teaching field. Whether yo ... [+]

Overview

Our TEFL Certificate Program thoughtfully combines current trends in language teaching pedagogy with traditional best practices in the language teaching field. Whether your aim is to teach adults, children, or both, our program content carefully addresses these unique audiences. This is a full-time, daytime program.

Benefits Choose from a 3-month program of TEFL coursework or a 6-month program of TEFL coursework plus TEFL internship Learn best practices of various current and traditional methodologies from distinguished teacher-trainers Study together with native-English speakers in integrated classes Attend local and/or regional professional CATESOL conferences to explore the most recent trends and developments Further your career as an English teacher while networking with professionals in the TESL/TEFL field Observe teachers in American ESL classrooms and then plan and conduct a lesson at an American school Practice your teaching skills in a classroom setting Develop the skills you need to succeed in further post-graduate studies in TEFL and related fields Gain a competitive edge in the global English teaching job market with opportunities for TEFL internships within our own industry-leading ESL programs Curriculum Presentation Skills Seminar TEFL Professional Workshops Introduction to Language Learning Theories Methods of TEFL Teaching the Skills Teaching Pronunciation Skills Teaching Young Learners (K-12) Language Diagnostics and Assessment Teaching Practice Internships ... [-]
USA Irvine
Open Enrollment
Full-time
2 months
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Early Childhood Technology (ECT) certificate program is designed for educators and practitioners working with young children in pre-kindergarten through second grade ... [+]

The Early Childhood Technology (ECT) certificate program is designed for educators and practitioners working with young children in pre-kindergarten through second grade in diverse educational settings. Despite the national push to make technology and engineering a priority in early childhood education, research indicates that few teachers have a background that prepares them to adequately achieve this. In addition to teachers who work in formal school settings, there are a growing number of practitioners and professionals working with young children in informal educational settings such as museums, libraries, daycares, camps, maker-spaces, after-school programs and other learning environments, who are feeling an increased need to integrate technology into their work with young children. The ECT certificate program is designed to meet the needs of these busy professionals by offering a blended program that is completed predominantly online (with only one on-campus requirement) at the student's own pace in order to allow participants across the U.S. and the world to increase their confidence teaching with and through new technologies.... [-]

USA Medford
August 2019
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Graduate Certificate in International Research Administration Management is offered as a stand-alone option, or as an additional credential to those completing the MS ... [+]

The Graduate Certificate in International Research Administration Management is offered as a stand-alone option, or as an additional credential to those completing the MS in Research Administration degree. In five focused courses, you’ll explore the application of international research and contracting, and prepare for a career in managing internationally sponsored research.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Concordia University Chicago - Online Degree Programs

Upon completion of the ESL strand of the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction or Master of Arts in ESL, candidates are eligible for the ESL endorsement to be atta ... [+]

The ESL and Bilingual endorsements are designed for teachers who are licensed to teach in the United States. Upon completion of the coursework candidates are eligible for the ESL endorsement to be attached to an existing standard teaching license offered by the State of Illinois. Candidates outside of Illinois should contact their state board of education for eligibility. Candidates seeking the Bilingual endorsement within the state of Illinois will need to pass a language proficiency exam. Please refer to ISBE’s website for more information.

The ESL and bilingual endorsement program is aligned with TESOL standards.

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USA River Forest
August 2019
Full-time
Online
International Montessori Institute

Students will learn the Pedagogical Principles that guide the Montessori Method. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to get a deep understandi ... [+]

Limited Places

Students will learn the Pedagogical Principles that guide the Montessori Method. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to get a deep understanding of the child development from 0 to 3, including different complementary approaches such us Emmi Pikler’s free movement theories or Elinor Goldschmied’s vision of playing area.

We want to propose an online learning program to contribute, with concrete proposals, in order to improve the quality of the education provided in spaces of early childhood, such as Kindergarten, Montessori Moms, families or any other facilitator.

Faculty

International Montessori Institute (IMI) is a Montessori training centre with a primary purpose: to offer a classic and rigorous Montessori courses based on the main principles of Maria Montessori and adapted to the educational needs of nowadays.... [-]

Spain Vilafant Italy Rome Barcelona  + 1 More
April 2020
Full-time
1 year
Online
Saint Joseph's University Online

The Certificate of Proficiency in Autism Studies is geared for educators without a bachelor's degree or who are not seeking Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BC ... [+]

Autism is a growing concern for families and educators as rates of diagnosis rise: According to the Centers and Disease Control, 1 in 68 children have been identified with the disorder, which occurs across all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines.

To meet this expanding need, Saint Joseph’s University offers certifications for educators at different educational backgrounds and professional outcomes. The abilities and challenges of each individual with autism spectrum disorder are unique, so these certifications provide a comprehensive education in topics such as behavior analysis and social skills development to prepare you to assist and empower members of this population.

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USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Part-time
Online
VERITAS

Artistic development and growth have always been significant in the harness of creativity. Although many individuals are born with innate creative talents, others find e ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 14 - 16

Artistic development and growth have always been significant in the harness of creativity. Although many individuals are born with innate creative talents, others find emotional soothing in artistic expression regardless of their technical art development. Art not only generates sensitivity to our surroundings, but it also helps develop our self-confidence and many other lifelong benefits.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Artistic Development Tropical Architecture and Design Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice Basic Principles of Drawing Mural Painting and Public Art Latin American Documentary Appreciation Ecological Photography Cultural Photography Digital Art and Communication Biomimicry Learning from Natures Design ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus