The OILS Professional Development Certificate Program was established to offer an opportunity for working professionals to upgrade their skills and knowledge. This Certificate may lead to a job promotion, additional job qualifications, or new job opportunities. The Certificate Program is a 12 credit hour non-degree, graduate level activity and therefore, does not require admission into the OILS graduate program. It does, however, require the student to have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. The student should successfully complete twelve (12) credit hours of approved OILS graduate level courses as a non-degree student within three years' time and obtain a grade of "B" or better in all courses to obtain a Certificate.
Please note this is a Certificate program, not a degree program, and the completion of this program does not automatically imply admission to an OILS degree. If admitted to an OILS graduate program, the 12 non-degree credit hours of the Certificate can be transferred to the graduate program with advisor approval. The courses included in the Certificate program must represent a clear emphasis.
If you have particular questions about a program, please contact the program's advisor.
Develop knowledge and skills for professionals who are involved in the education and training of adults, whether in schools, agencies, communities, and in the workplace.
Focuses on addressing cultural issues in adult learning in a changing global workplace.
Develop knowledge and skills to design, teach, support, evaluate, lead, and manage programs for diverse audiences via distance technology.
Develop the knowledge and skills to craft effective solutions to instructional challenges using the latest educational and information technologies.
Provides external and internal consultants and professionals the latest skills and theories on organizational change and development.