Online Education

Certificates & Licensures

For those with bachelor’s degree seeking teacher licensure and currently licensed teachers seeking licensure in another area:

  • Academically and Intellectually Gifted Add-On Licensure

    The mission of the Watson College of Education (WCE) AIG licensure is to prepare educational leaders who will design and deliver effective programs and services for gifted and talented students. These educational leaders will ensure that gifted students achieve their potential. WCE AIG Program graduates will be able to competently design curriculum and programs, advocate for gifted students, and deliver instruction that meets the broad spectrum of exceptional needs of gifted and talented students.

    For more information on the AIG Add-On licensure please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Brian Housand at 910-962-7314 or email housandb@uncw.edu.

  • Business FoundationCertificate

    The Business Foundation Certificate is a fully online program that focuses on core business skills and knowledge necessary to understand the structure and operations of contemporary organizations. The goal of this program is to provide students with the fundamental business skills and knowledge required to successfully enter and participate in today’s business enterprises (either for-profit or non-profit organizations).

    For more information on the Business Foundation Certificate please visit the program's website or contact Candace Wilhelm at 910-962-3903 or email wilhelmc@uncw.edu.

  • Clinical Research OperationsCertificate

    The Clinical Research Operations certificate is a post-baccalaureate certificate offered by the School of Nursing for individuals with a bachelor’s degree who are interested in either entering the clinical research field or obtaining additional education to facilitate a move into a different area within the clinical research field including career progression. The program focuses on foundational knowledge and skills necessary to understand the structure, function, and operations of biopharmaceutical companies, clinical research organizations, clinical study sites, academic medical centers, and other organizations involved in biopharmaceutical clinical trials.

    For more information on the Clinical Research Operations certificate please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Susan Sinclair at 910-962-3802 or email sinclairs@uncw.edu.

  • College Teaching and LearningCertificate

    The Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate in College Teaching and Learning is designed to enhance the teaching competencies of education professionals who see to effectively develop, implement, manage, and evaluate post-secondary learning environments. The College Teaching and Learning Certificate program will provide participants with a variety of diverse learning opportunities and hands-on experiences. Participants will learn about the principles of adult learning and best practices for engaging this unique cohort of students, effective course design, assessment strategies, and a variety of instructional design methods. The program is designed to be flexible in order to remain current with the changing landscape of higher education.

    For more information on the College Teaching and Learning certificate please visit the program's website or contact Dr. James DeVita at 910-962-3953 or email devitaj@uncw.edu.

  • Conflict Management and ResolutionCertificate

    The Conflict Management and Resolution certificate is a post-baccalaureate certificate offered by the Department of Public & International Affairs. It is a multi-disciplinary graduate program for professionals, practitioners and students who wish to gain a greater understanding of conflict in both domestic and international settings. This program is applicable to all fields and students may participate in the certificate program while enrolled in a master's degree program in another discipline.

    For more information on the Conflict Management and Resolution certificate please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Remonda Kleinberg at 910-962-4254 or email kleinbergr@uncw.edu.

  • Curriculum Studies for Equity in EducationAdd-On Licensure

    For more information on the Curriculum Studies for Equity in Education Add-On Licensure please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Dana Stachowiak at 910-962-7086 or email stachowiakd@uncw.edu.

  • Forensic ScienceCertificate

    The Forensic Science certificate is a post-baccalaureate certificate in Crime Scene Investigation (CSI). This online program prepares students for a career as a CSI, with various other job titles such as crime scene investigator, crime scene technician, crime scene analyst, forensic investigator, forensic science technician, and evidence technician. The graduate certificate in Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) is delivered 100% online, featuring accelerated 7-week courses

    For more information on the Forensic Science certificate please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Midori Albert at 910-962-7078 or email albertm@uncw.edu.

  • Liberal StudiesCertificate

    The post-Master's certificate in liberal studies, provide a highly integrated exploration of the liberal arts, which not only adheres to the traditional values of broad liberal arts education, but is specifically designed for highly motivated learners who wish to deepen their understanding of the social, scientific, and humanistic dimensions of today's world.

    For more information on the Liberal Studies certificate please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Patricia Turrisi at 910-962-3299 or email turrisip@uncw.edu.

  • Instructional Technology SpecialistCertificate

    UNCW's Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS), an 18-hour certification program, has been established within the M.S. in Instructional Technology Program to address the needs of K-12 teachers, as well as instructional technology specialists, community college faculty/staff, and individuals interested in advancing their career opportunities.
    The Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate is open to all interested individuals with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in this country or its equivalent in a foreign institution based on a four-year program and have a strong overall academic record with a "B" average or better in the basic courses required in the area of the proposed certificate program. Students holding or qualified to hold, North Carolina class "A" teaching licensure in at least one area of education prior to admission or completion of the Certificate program are qualified to apply for 079 Special Endorsement in Educational Computing and Technology Facilitation (TF) upon completion of the IF Certificate program. All courses in the IT Specialist (ITS) program are delivered in a technology-enhanced (web-enhanced) or distance-learning (online) format. All web-enhanced and online courses are designed to provide highly interactive learning environment where students and the instructor use threaded discussion, virtual classroom interaction, email, and other online synchronous and asynchronous interaction and discussion to learn the materials.

    For more information on the Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Raymond Pastore at 910-962-2912 or email pastorer@uncw.edu.

  • MathAdd-On Licensure

    For more information on the Math Add-On Licensure please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Shelby Morge at 910-962-7501 or email morges@uncw.edu.

  • Multimedia and Instructional Web DeveloperCertificate

    The Multimedia and Instructional Web Developer Certificate is designed to meet the needs of professionals who are interested in improving their knowledge and skills of designing and developing dynamic, interactive multimedia, 3 dimensional (3D) digital content such as virtual reality (VR) and publishing them on various media platforms. The certificate program serves individuals (K-12 educators, Corporate trainers, etc.) who do not wish to earn a Master of Science degree but desire to expand their knowledge and skills in designing and developing dynamic and engaging multimedia content for multiple devices/media outlets using the latest authoring and publishing tools and web programming technologies.

    For more information on the Multimedia and Instructional Web Developer Certificate please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Raymond Pastore at 910-962-2912 or email pastorer@uncw.edu.

  • Online Teaching and LearningCertificate

    UNCW's Online Teaching and Learning (OT&L) Certificate, an 18-hour certification program, has been established within the M.S. in Instructional Technology Program to address the needs of K-12 educators, higher education faculty, instructional design specialists, chief learning officers, and other professionals and individuals who wish to design, develop, implement, manage, and evaluate online learning environments. The OT&L program provides participants with a diversity of learning experiences. These include design, development, implementation, and management of online courses using various Learning Management Systems (LMS); design and delivery of synchronous learning environments and learning management systems; design and development of electronic, self-directed learning materials, and others.
    The program is designed to be flexible in order to remain current with developing technologies and delivery systems. All courses in the Online Teaching and Learning (OT&L) program are delivered in a technology-enhanced (web-enhanced) or distance-learning (online) format. All web-enhanced and online courses are designed to provide highly interactive learning environment where students and the instructor use threaded discussion, virtual classroom interaction, email, and other online synchronous and asynchronous interaction and discussion to learn the materials.

    For more information on the Online Teaching and Learning certificate please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Raymond Pastore at 910-962-2912 or email pastorer@uncw.edu.

  • School AdministrationAdd-On Licensure

    For more information on the School Administration Add-On Licensure please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Kerry Robinson at 910-962-3652 or email robinsonkk@uncw.edu.

  • Science and Medical WritingCertificate

    The Science and Medical Writing Certificate is a 15-hour post-baccalaureate certificate in science and medical writing offered by The Department of English. Designed for graduate students and working professionals, the courses in this program will help advanced students to improve their ability to produce print and electronic genres, including research papers, grant applications, graphics, and social media, that will aid them to advance their work and move forward in their careers. The program can be completed online to allow working professionals and graduate students maximum flexibility.

    For more information on the Science and Medical Writing Certificate please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Ian Weaver at 910-962-2751 or email weaveri@uncw.edu.

  • Teaching English as a Second LanguageAdd-On Licensure

    Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Add-On Licensure. The TESL add-on licensure offered in the Watson College of Education at UNCW is an 18-credit program that prepares inservice and preservice teachers to work with English language learners in the K-12 levels and to take the Praxis II ESOL.
    The program is offered at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. It includes courses in cross-cultural communication and advocacy, second language acquisition, linguistics, pedagogical grammar, ESL methods and ESL assessment. The program can be completed in one academic year.

    For more information on the Teaching English as a Second Language Add-On Licensure please visit the program's website or contact Dr. C. Allen Lynn at 910-962-2483 or email lynna@uncw.edu.