**Students participating in the Welch Center's eight Professional Development Certificate programs are not eligible to receive federal financial aid.
In each area of specialization, advanced graduate work may be pursued beyond the master's degree to receive a professional development certificate. Applicants are required to have completed a master's degree in education or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Requirements for the professional development certificate involve the completion of 20-21 graduate credits including:
- the requirements from the chosen area of specialization, and
- additional credits from the core, clinical or elective courses offered through the master's program
Through this certificate program, students are given the flexibility to create a program of study that will best serve their needs as teachers and/or administrators.
Check Areas of specialization.