If you’re interested in deepening your study in a particular content area, you might want to consider earning a certificate in a concentrated field of study in one of the following areas below. UC Denver offers numerous certificates consisting of 9-12 graduate level credits that can transfer into a degree program. One course is typically 3 credits. Many of these certificates are open for enrollment to educators with a bachelor’s degree. Some certificates are currently available only to teachers in particular districts or UCD master’s students in certain degree programs. Click on the certificate for specific requirements.
Credits in a certificate program are transferable into the SEHD degree programs. If a student is not already enrolled in a SEHD degree program, the certificate will appear on the student’s transcript upon successful completion of the courses. If a student is currently enrolled in a SEHD degree program and is taking certificate courses, the credits may apply toward the degree, but the certificate will only be transcribed if no more than 3 credit hours are used to meet degree requirements. Nationally and internationally recognized certificates are exceptions to this policy. These include the Applied Behavioral Analysis and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificates.
Students must have a grade of C or better in all classes applied toward their certificate and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B average) or higher for the certificate to be transcribed. Particular district-related certificates and the TBI certificate require a grade of B or better for certificate transcription. In some cases, courses with a grade of C may not count toward an MA degree depending on specific degree program requirements.