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Graduate Certification Programs

Graduate certifications are conferred through an assessment process and typically awarded through a standard setting organization, such as the Texas Education Agency. Educational institutions offer courses that support mastery/competency in specific areas that are assessed through an exam or application of identified skills.

Principal Certification

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies provides Principal Certification for students who have already received a master's degree in the field of education, and for students who are currently enrolled in the UTSA Master of Education program.
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Superintendency Certification

Today, school superintendents experience higher-than-ever turnover rates in administrative staff. Strong, effective leadership provides continuity for the central office staff and smoothes the transition when changes occur. As a student of UTSA's 15-hour superintendency certification program, you will focus on the duties and responsibilities of central office staff. The program prepares you for a campus administration position at the central office level, with potential to achieve a superintendent position. Program emphasis is on the function, relationships and changing dynamics of the central office leadership position and superintendency, with special attention to give to the application of theory and practice.
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Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate certificates are conferred through an educational process, and typically awarded upon completion of required courses. Sponsoring academic units may align required coursework with established professional standards. Certificates may require some demonstration of knowledge acquired through the coursework, such as a project or portfolio.

Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate is designed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in developing proficiency in applied behavioral analysis. This certificate focuses on the perspective of educational psychology and special education from learning theory as it relates to applied behavior analysis.

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Bilingual Reading Specialist Graduate Certificate

The UTSA Bilingual Reading Specialist Certificate is a 15-hour certificate program for those who wish to become bilingual reading specialists as well as for educators who wish to obtain increased knowledge of reading instruction and literacy development in bilingual contexts. This certificate offers specialized training for those who possess a valid teaching license and wish to become better prepared to provide appropriate reading instruction to students in bilingual programs in public schools. The program is available to students who have been admitted as a special student and seek the certificate independent of a degree as well as graduate students pursuing an M.A. degree in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies with concentration in Bicultural-Bilingual Education.
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Higher Education Administration Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate program offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in higher education administration. You will receive professional preparation and development opportunities as a current or prospective higher education administration, which is especially important as student numbers increase for four-year universities and community colleges. This is a 15-semester credit hour program available to individuals who are admitted as special students and who seek the certificate independent of a degree.
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Teaching English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate (CertTESL)

The CertTESL provides the specialized training you need to begin teaching the English language in the U.S.  or abroad, whether you are exploring a career change, adding specialized training to current professional skills or planning to teach English after retirement. No prior training in language teaching or linguistics is required. Practical hands-on courses offer you a general foundation in methods, techniques and strategies for teaching English to all ages. The program places a special emphasis on teaching English in multilingual settings, preparing you to offer socially responsible and linguistically appropriate lessons to help students develop strong intercultural communication skills.
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FREE - Autism Screenings at the TEAM Center

FREE - Autism Screenings at the TEAM Center

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time: Varies

Location: Downtown Campus (501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd​.)

Building: Durango Building 0.0220B

Health, Education, Science, and Technology Fair

Health, Education, Science, and Technology Fair

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Las Palmas Elementary School

Building: 5358 W. Commerce Street

Principals and School Lawyers: Attaining a Shared Understanding

Principals and School Lawyers: Attaining a Shared Understanding

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Location: Downtown Campus

Building: Buena Vista Building, Meeting Assembly Room 1.338