Online Certificate Programs

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist certificate prepares nurses who already have a master’s degree in nursing to be an advanced practice nurse in the subspecialty of adult health. Graduates of the certificate will be eligible to sit for national certification in adult health or gerontology, teach adult health nursing or related courses and practice the specialty in various health care agencies. After completing 525 clinical hours and the complete plan of study, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Certification Examination.

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Advanced Study in Library & Information Science

The School of Library and Information Science offers a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) for professionals already in the field to update and upgrade their skills in library and information science. The certificate is tailored to those who hold a master’s degree in library and information science and are interested in expanding their professional skills in select areas.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Individuals in the fields of general education, counseling, occupational therapy, early childhood, school psychology, special education and related professions may find that this program of 7 graduate credit courses will open up the realm of autism via the specialized training included in the coursework for this certificate.

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College Teaching

The College Teaching Certificate, established in 2005, is designed to enhance teaching competencies at the postsecondary level. It is particularly appropriate for graduate students (from any discipline) interested in a career in college teaching, but also for adjunct and full-time faculty who are currently engaged in a career in academia.

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Community College Leadership

The Community College Leadership Certificate is designed to prepare and enhance the skills of administrators, staff, and faculty in community colleges and regional campuses to meet the leadership challenges posed by social, political, and economic changes.

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Early Intervention

The Early Intervention certificate is primarily intended for individuals interested in working with young children ages 0-3 who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities and their families across variety of settings. Early Intervention certificate provides skills and competencies specific to: contemporary and recommended practices in EI that are empirically based, contemporary philosophical orientations about young children and families, supporting families and caregivers to enhance children’s growth and development, federal EI legislation, teaming with professionals and family members, ethical conduct in all professional activities, advocacy and inclusive practices.

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Geographic Information Science

The online GISc postbaccalaureate certificates from Kent State University offer you the skills and knowledge to delve into exciting and evolving areas within GISc. With the increasing demand for GISc expertise, graduates of the certificate programs can drive innovation and apply modern technologies to their careers, both in nonprofit and for profit sectors. Choose from online certificate options in Environmental Geographic Information Science or Cyber Geographic Information Science to learn about the competencies needed to become a skillful user of modern geospatial technology.

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Health Care Facilities

This 100% online program explores emerging trends in the functional, therapeutic and financial aspects of ever-evolving health care facility design.

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Health Informatics

The Certificate in Health Informatics provides competencies and knowledge in health information systems, health records management, clinical decision support systems and other areas relevant to developing and refining competencies in health informatics.

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Nursing Education

M.S.N. graduates enrolled in the Nursing Education certificate program will be prepared to develop and enhance their teaching skill primarily for teaching in nursing higher education or in other nursing education arenas such as clinical staff development. The certificate is available 100 percent online.

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Ohio Superintendent’s Licensure

Kent State University’s Superintendent’s Licensure Cohort is an 18 credit on-line program designed to prepare future superintendents for leadership in the 21st Century. The cohort features the latest research and theory, combined with an emphasis on practical experience.

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Online Learning and Teaching

The purpose of the certificate program in Online Learning and Teaching is to provide current and potential online educators with a strong foundation in how to design and teach online courses.

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Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health

The public health certificate is an undergraduate program that integrates key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, communities and individuals. Students completing the certificate will have an understanding of emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing health care system in the U.S., and monitoring diseases in the community through applied public health research.

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Web-Enabled E-Learning Knowledge Management

The Web-Enabled E-Learning Knowledge Management certificate provides essential knowledge and skills to interested information professionals.

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Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner certificate prepares nurses who already have a master’s degree in nursing to acquire the additional specialized knowledge and clinical experience that will prepare them for the women’s health nurse practitioner examination. After completing 630 clinical hours and the complete plan of study, graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification examination.

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