Empower 21st-century learners: STEM Teaching certificate

Carlow’s graduate certificate in STEM Teaching program will teach you what you need to know for the 21st-century classroom. Because Carlow is a CREATE Lab satellite (Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment), education faculty have access to the latest STEM technologies. The program embraces constructivism and progressivism while preparing you for living, working and thriving in a high-tech future. 

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Credits required:

12 credits

Cost per credit: 

$600/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 12 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

Graduate certificate in STEM Teaching curriculum

The curriculum examines ethical issues, current research, and inquiry models of learning and teaching, and finishes with an action-based research STEM project in a classroom or field site.  You’ll design an integrated STEM curriculum and be introduced to coding using the latest applications and software.

Quick facts

  • Stay up to date with current technology
  • Learn with an emphasis on computational thinking
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Career opportunities for graduate certificate in STEM Teaching

After completing the certificate program’s four-course sequence, you’ll return to your classroom or other educational setting prepared to take on leadership roles and contribute in STEM education research and teaching, whether it be with a public, private or nonprofit organization. Pennsylvania licensed teachers can obtain a Pennsylvania Department of Education STEM endorsement.

Admission requirements and application process 

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall & Spring

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

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Empower learners in a digital world: Online Teaching certificate

Carlow’s 100% online graduate certificate program in Online Teaching will give you the hands-on experience you’ll need to succeed, preparing you to design, develop and implement instructional tools, programs and materials. You’ll receive real-world training from e-learning experts.

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Credits required: 

12 credits

Cost per credit: 

$600/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 12 months

Delivery:

100% online

Curriculum for graduate certificate in Online Teaching 

The competency-based education Online Teaching certificate program includes four online courses. Introduction to Instructional Design addresses the primary concepts and structures of effective online instruction. In the Online Teaching and Facilitation course, you’ll find the best way to structure an online learning experience that meets the needs of the learner. Assessment and Evaluation of Online Learning teaches an understanding of the design and implementation of appropriate assessment techniques for online learning. The capstone course focuses on effective approaches to implementation and change management.

Quick facts

  • Learn with an emphasis on structural design
  • Earn endorsement in online teaching through the state Department of Education (for Pennsylvania licensed teachers)
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Career opportunities for graduate certificate in Online Teaching

Colleges, K-12 schools and companies are increasingly seeking instructional designers who can improve learning across environments, whether it be in person, online or a combination. With the Online Teaching graduate certificate, you will be prepared for positions in teaching or industry, including business development manager, instructional consultant, content designer, multimedia designer, IT training manager, learning coordinator and learning services manager.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Online Teaching faculty

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Become a health care leader: Certificate in Healthcare Management

You can build the skills needed to become a dynamic leader responsible for overseeing management of small- and large-scale health organizations with a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management from Carlow University. You’ll build the exceptional, organizational, financial and communication skills necessary for success in this field.

You’ll learn the ins and outs of strategic planning, project and inventory management and patient administration and cultivate an understanding of management practices and professional standards, as well as finance and ethical leadership.

Upon completion of the Healthcare Management certificate program, you will be prepared to work for doctor’s offices and in hospital administration. Health care professionals who seek this degree are often looking to move up in hospital organizations.

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In Grace Library, spanning the third and fourth floor of the University Commons, there are numerous quiet spaces and study rooms for individuals and groups to use.
Credits required:

12 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 12 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

Healthcare Management certificate curriculum

The Healthcare Project Management course covers concepts and strategies to facilitate effective project management, including project selection and initiation, identifying teams and time management. In Healthcare Innovation and Quality, you will learn about innovations in health promotion, disease prevention and patient safety; you will examine measurement systems, data collection and medical informatics usage. Fiscal Management focuses on managerial accounting, cost analysis and budgeting.

Quick facts

  • Build an understanding of fiscal management in health care
  • Give your health care career a competitive edge
  • Apply earned credits toward an MBA degree
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Career opportunities for Healthcare Management

The skill set developed in the graduate certificate in Healthcare Management program will amplify your earning potential. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for medical and health services managers is slated to grow 32% over the next 10 years.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Healthcare Management faculty

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Upgrade your professional credentials: Graduate certificate programs

Carlow University offers several certificate programs that allow you to develop or elevate your professional skills. As workplace demands change rapidly, adding a certificate to your credentials is a smart move in today’s competitive landscape.

Quick facts

  • A certificate can serve to fulfill CEUs or be utilized as a steppingstone to a master’s degree
  • Select certificates are a direct pathway to preparing for certification exams
  • Employers frequently reimburse employees for certificate coursework
  • Courses are offered online, in the classroom or as a mix of both

Available graduate certificate programs

Prepare to become a certified project manager

In the project management certificate program, you will gain conceptual knowledge of and hands-on experience with project management best practices and research current trends and issues.

You will learn to successfully manage scope, schedule, budget, resources and risks, as well as develop deliverables such as project charters and integrated plans using both predictive and agile methodologies.

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Credits required:

9 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 24 weeks

Delivery:

On campus or online

Certificate in Project Management curriculum

You will learn to identify appropriate project management methodology by exploring a variety of approaches, including Agile and Scrum. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

Quick facts

  • Pursue certificate as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Learn from Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holders
  • Use 9 certificate credits toward an MBA

Seize the opportunity to grow

“I learned so much from your courses! Excellent resources, excellent slide presentations, fair exams and respectful, quick responses to student inquiries. Thank you so much for the opportunity to grow; I hope you continue to instruct and share your expertise.”

— Cheri Cwyner ’21

Career opportunities for project managers

Employment for project managers is available in virtually every industry. The need for project managers increases as more organizations use teams and project-based methods to get work done. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 5% growth in management occupations through 2029.

Admission requirements and application process

The certificate program admissions process happens on a rolling basis.

  • Apply for free online.
  • Submit official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions the applicant attended.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Project Management faculty

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Earn your graduate certificate in Human Resources

You can prepare for a career in the ever-changing world of HR management with a graduate certificate in Human Resources. With an emphasis on ethical business practices, you will develop skills in dealing with employee relations, labor laws, and training and development 

You will learn to use the latest technology to recruit, screen and interview the best talent, and master knowledge of the legal and regulatory protections needed in workplaces.

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In Grace Library, spanning the third and fourth floor of the University Commons, there are numerous quiet spaces and study rooms for individuals and groups to use.
Credits required:

9 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 24 weeks

Delivery:

On campus or online

Curriculum for human resources graduate certificate

Courses for this program include Strategic Human Resource Management, Employment Law and Capstone Experience — Human Resource Management. Coursework may include weekly readings, videos, written assignments and discussion board postings.

Quick facts

  • Use 9 certificate credits toward an MBA
  • Sit for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) examination
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Career opportunities for human resource managers

With the growth of new companies and expanding operations of organizations, the demand for human resource managers to oversee and  administer their programs continues to rise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts HR management jobs will increase 9% from 2014 to 2024.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Faculty

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Earn your graduate certificate in Cyber Threat Research & Analytics

With threats to technology and information security ever present, cybersecurity is a critical and compelling field. In this graduate certificate program, you can receive training in the investigative tools used in dealing with cyber crime. Guided by experienced members of law enforcement, accounting and the private sector, you will gain an understanding of cyber threats, and learn how to identify threat actors and conduct online investigations. 

The graduate certificate in Cyber Threat Research and Analytics is a collaboration between Carlow’s Master’s of Fraud and Forensics program and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA).

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Credits required:

9 credits

Cost per credit:

$929

Time to Completion:

As few as 5 months

Delivery:

100% online

Cyber security graduate certificate curriculum

The Cyber Threat Research and Analytics curriculum focuses on the complexities of investigating cybercrime, protecting organizational and personal data, understanding social media and national and international laws that regulate cyber activity.

You will learn about encryption, obfuscation and virtual currency through a general introduction to the dark web; security-based skills essential to investigation and dark web targeting tactics; techniques to anonymize yourself; and intelligence methodologies and data analysis. 

The curriculum also includes a capstone two-day, onsite residency at the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance in Pittsburgh. 

Quick facts

  • Engage with experts in accounting, law enforcement and the private sector
  • Gain a working knowledge of the dark web 
  • Prepare yourself to become a certified fraud examiner or enter Carlow’s Master’s in Fraud and Forensics program
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Career opportunities for Cyber Threat Research and Analytics

Career opportunities in cyber security require different levels of education. Positions include forensic computer analyst, information security analyst and security architect. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for information security analysts is expected to grow 31% over the next 10 years.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

April & September

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Cyber Threat Research and Analytics faculty

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If you are interested in this graduate certificate program, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps.

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