Certificate and Certification Preparation Programs

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UT Tyler offers several post-baccalaureate certificate programs. These programs are not part of a degree; however, coursework may be counted toward a degree with the approval of the college in which they are housed. We also offer a number of initial certifications for educators.

Certificate programs are narrower in their focus than degrees and provide preparation in a specific field. The certificate is not the equivalent of a license or certification required for practice in the professions or to teach.

Certificate/certificate preparation programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Completion of a certificate program is noted on transcripts. No diplomas are awarded by the University. Admission and complete requirements for certificates are described in the Soules College of Business and College of Nursing and Health Sciences sections of the catalog. 

Post-Master's Certificates

Certification Preparation Programs

Global Health Certificate - The Graduate Certificate Program in Global Health is designed to advance the knowledge and capabilities of individuals who have a baccalaureate degree and who have an interest in understanding health issues that transcend national boundaries. Learning activities focus on human diversity, and are designed to prepare students to better serve the health needs of people at home and abroad. Required and elective course material will address the biological, social, cultural, and environmental determinants of health in sub populations in the United States, such as immigrants, refugees and other minorities. At the global level, students will study diseases and conditions that impact people in lower and middle-income countries, the health systems that serve them, and the available resources for improving their health and wellbeing.  

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate program prepares students with the knowledge and tools that they can use to lead quality improvement initiatives in companies, thereby, reducing waste and becoming more efficient. These efforts have allowed companies to become more competitive and successfully compete in global markets. The City of Tyler reports a savings of $5 million from the Lean Six Sigma Program.

Credits earned in fulfillment of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program may be applied to other graduate degrees in the Soules College of Business with advisor approval. The following five courses must be completed with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0. In addition, a student must pass a comprehensive exam pertaining to the lean six sigma black belt curriculum.

  • TECH 5310: Six Sigma Quality
  • TECH 5320: Total Quality Management
  • TECH 5335: Lean Management
  • TECH 5366: Value Stream Management
  • TECH 5390: Advanced Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Technique

Learn more about each course. Not eligible for financial aid.

Supply Chain Management Certification - The Supply Chain Management Certificate program is specifically designed to prepare students for advancement in supply chain management careers related to manufacturing and service, logistics, procurement, business development, and operations. Not eligible for financial aid.

Organizational Development and Leadership Certification Program - Complete an 18-credit-hour program that prepares you to manage in today’s complex and changing business environment. Graduate classes can later be transferred to an MBA program. Not eligible for financial aid.

Nursing Administration Certificate - This online program is designed for students with a masters degree in nursing that are seeking a nursing administration certification. Not eligible for financial aid.

Nursing Education Certificate prepares the nurse to apply teaching-learning theory, principles of curriculum development, evaluation methodology, and role socialization as a nurse educator in a variety of settings. The program is designed to provide essential knowledge and skills required by nurse educators and facilitate the transition of the nurse from the clinical setting into the role of nurse educator. Not eligible for financial aid.

Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner Certificates require completion of 20-29 semester credit hours. Students who have taken Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Health Assessment, and Advanced Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics within the past three years are not required to repeat those nine hours of coursework. Although not totally online, 7 of these hours are offered online with the remainder 22 hours of clinical courses offered in a web-enhanced format requiring some class time on the Tyler campus. Not eligible for financial aid.

Learn more about the nursing courses.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is a combination of course work and clinical application that prepares students as advanced practice nurses and leaders in an evolving health care system. This program has been approved by The Higher Education Coordinating Board of the State of Texas. This program will be available pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Anticipated Fall 2020 start.

The Superintendent Certificate is offered through the Department of Educational Leadership. This certificate is designed to prepare Texas public school teachers to become principals and/or superintendents. You must already hold a master's degree to apply to this certificate program. Not eligible for financial aid. Provisional and conditional admission are not available.

The School Counseling Certificate is only available to applicants with a prior master's degree in Counseling. Not eligible for financial aid.