(SIMS Code: 335601)
The certificate offers advanced study and field-based research opportunities for educators and human service personnel interested in assuming leadership roles in the development of education and training programs for non-college bound youth and adults. Employment opportunities include positions as training specialists, instructional developers, program administrators, and instructors in community colleges, adult education programs, and job training programs.
Improving the knowledge and skills of families and workers is one of the most important challenges facing American education. Economists note that even if school reform could be rapidly accomplished, it would have minimal influence on productivity, literacy, or quality of life in the work place during the next 20 years because out-of-school youth and adults are not subject to school reform, and they will constitute the vast majority of the American workforce well in this century.
Successful applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate a record of excellence in working with youth or adults in schools, agencies, or employer-sponsored education and training programs. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained in certificate coursework.