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Certificate Programs

Certificate programs are also available through UCM Online. These programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate level and include the following programs:

Undergraduate Certificates

Crisis and Disaster Management

As our world becomes more complex, the need for skilled emergency management professionals continues to grow. UCM's Crisis and Disaster Management certificate program offers four areas: Business Continuity, Emergency Management, Emergency Services Management, and Environmental Hazards.

Career and Technical Education

This certificate program is designed to guide new CTE teachers, particularly Skilled Technical Sciences and Health Sciences content area professionals, in completing the DESE required program of study for CTE educators. Courses are aligned with Missouri DESE certification requirements. This certificate can also serve as a credential for business and industry trainers. Additionally, courses completed for this certificate can be applied toward the completion of UCM's Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education.

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

With more than 40 million Spanish speakers, the U.S. has the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world. The U.S. healthcare industry is in need of professionals with proficiency in Spanish. The University of Central Missouri offers a 12-credit undergraduate-level Spanish for Healthcare Professionals certificate program, completely online. Students who have taken Spanish in high school or have some other background may qualify for free credit for up to six-credit hours.

Graduate Certificates

Autism Spectrum Disorders

This certificate is available totally online and consists of a series of six 3-credit hour courses. Because the State of Missouri does not issue a teaching certificate in the area of Autism, the certificate does not lead to any additional teaching licenses. However, those individuals who possess such advanced training are in great demand by school districts in Missouri and elsewhere. No teaching certificate is required to be accepted into the Graduate Certificate in ASD course of study.

CTE Administration Leadership

The CTE Leader with a graduate certificate in CTE Administration Leadership will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to identify, develop, practice, and reflect upon leadership, technical, and professionalism skills in CTE, and debate historical and current issues, trends, and topics in CTE. Students will evaluate existing and develop new curriculum components consistent with historical and emerging curriculum design practices and theory. Students will work to become effective CTE liaisons for local education and industry professionals, customers, and society in general.

Lean Six Sigma

This online certificate program is designed for industrial professionals seeking insight into the techniques of Lean Six Sigma systems while preparing for the Lean Certification by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate or Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Certification from the American Society for Quality.

Online Teaching and Learning

The Online Teaching and Learning program consists of five courses for a total of 15 credit hours. Teachers who are technology leaders in public schools and those who may wish to become corporate trainers in online programs are an ideal fit for this program.

Simulation Education

UCM's online Simulation Education Certificate program is built for your busy life, taught by faculty with real-world expertise, conveniently and completely available online. The healthcare education field has an increased need for qualified simulation education professionals. This advanced preparation provides an in-demand skill designed for educators and education support personnel.