Learn about certificate programs at CEHHS.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate and graduate certificate programs can provide a first step toward earning an advanced degree, or can allow you to build on your existing abilities and knowledge. With CEHHS certificates, you can acquire focused knowledge and have the professional experiences that you need to advance in your career. The support of dedicated academic advisers and accomplished faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom, and make CEHHS certificates a great way to expand your horizons. Explore our certificate programs today.

Undergraduate

  • Educational programs in Addiction Studies prepare students for work in the field of substance abuse including such positions as substance abuse counselors, peer support mentors, researchers, criminal justice professionals and clinical supervisors in both the community and in residential settings. Working with individuals with addictive disorders, the objectives are to eliminate dependence on alcohol or drugs and reduce criminal behaviors associated with illicit substances use. Specific proficiencies of the program include skills in assessment, interviewing, counseling and treatment planning within the context of diverse populations.

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  • The Child Life Assistant Certificate (CLA) prepares students for employment in the profession of child life by providing understanding and experience with the methods, skills, theories and profession as described by the Child Life Council. Completion of the certificate offers a foundation in gaining initial employment at the paraprofessional level, as well as to continue toward higher levels of certification.

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  • The K-8 STEMM Teaching Certificate is designed to enhance students’ content knowledge in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine, to be able to use best pedagogical practices for teaching K-8 STEMM lessons, and to successfully integrate the STEMM disciplines into lessons and units.

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  • This certificate assists students who plan or are preparing to apply to post bachelor's degree pre-professional health schools and programs. The Pre-Professional Health Studies certificate creates the opportunity to take additional courses viewed as valuable by professional schools and appearing in testing processes that exist in addition to programs in mathematics and the sciences.

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  • The STEMM: A Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate is designed to enhance students’ content knowledge in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine, and to assist students in integrating their knowledge of each of these disciplines.

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  • The Social Services Technician Certificate (SST) prepares students for employment in the social services profession by providing understanding and experience with the methods, skills, theories, and profession standards and expected behaviors of those licensed to work in a social services settings at the paraprofessional level. Completion of the certificate prepares participants to qualify and pursue registration as a Social Service Technician under the Michigan Bureau of Health Professions.

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Graduate

  • The Graduate Certificate of STEMM Teaching is designed to enhance students’ content knowledge in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine, to use best pedagogical practices for teaching K-12 STEMM lessons and to successfully integrate the STEMM disciplines into lessons and units.

    While the Graduate Certificate of STEMM Teaching is a ‘stand alone’ certificate that does not lead to a state endorsement, it creates an opportunity for graduate students to learn about STEMM for those who teach in schools, work in other areas of education such as museums, or provide outreach to K-12 students.

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  • There are many opportunities for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). This UM-Dearborn certificate program is specifically designed for individuals seeking opportunities locally or internationally and will prepare students with the requisite content knowledge and pedagogy to teach English to students or adults outside of the PK-12 public school system. Certificate holders may find careers with non-U.S. agencies/institutions in order to meet international needs to provide English instruction to their student populations. 

    This certificate does not lead to state teacher certification or a state endorsement. For those interested in PK-12 certification, please refer to the ESL Endorsement.

    The TESOL certificate program requires 12 graduate credit hours. All of the courses will prepare certificate students with the requisite content knowledge, pedagogy and skills to teach non-native speakers of English.

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  • The UM-Dearborn Certificate of Online Teaching is fully online. The certificate is designed for anyone wishing to become proficient in teaching in online, blended and hybrid learning environments. Students will learn how to design and develop their own online classroom using a learning management system (LMS) and become proficient in best practices related to online teaching. In addition, emphasis is placed on creating a wide range of web-based learning activities through the use of multimedia and developing competency in the use of relevant communication tools in order to facilitate instruction online. This program does not lead to Michigan Department of Education Teacher Certification.

    Certificate Availability

    The UM-Dearborn Certificate of Online Teaching is available through the following College of Education, Health, and Human Services programs. Visit these program pages for degree requirements, course requirements and to apply.

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