College Teaching Certificate
The College Teaching Certificate, established in 2005, is designed to enhance teaching competencies at the postsecondary level. A recent article in Inside Higher Ed reported that doctoral student interest and enrollments in college teaching certificate programs are rising, and that certificate graduates say they gained the skills and knowledge to enhance their teaching practice, felt more confident to teach at the college level, and reported an increased confidence in their ability to discuss teaching and learning during job interviews.
Community College Leadership Certificate
The Community College Leadership Certificate, established in 2009, 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. The first course in this new, online program offering started in Spring 2010.
International Higher Education Certificate
For individuals who are interested in learning about internationalization of higher education to strengthen his or her teaching, administrative leadership, or employability in the areas of international affairs in colleges and university settings, this professional certificate program will serve their needs and purposes. A blogger on "Inside Study Abroad" recently listed Kent State's higher ed program as one of the top places for preparation in international education.
Certificate in Institutional Research & Assessment
The Institutional Research and Assessment certificate (18 credit hours) is focused on enhancing knowledge and skills development in the areas of higher education assessment, institutional research, technology, and the organization of higher education. The certificate is intended to satisfy professional development needs as well as preparing candidates to apply for employment in institutional research, student affairs assessment, or academic assessment.