Certificate Programs (Regular)
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.
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 the 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.