Professional Development Certificates

Advance your career with online, flexible professional certificates focused on the skills you need. 

Post-baccalaureate Certificates

Goucher offers a variety of professional development certificates that will enhance your skill set and help advance your career.

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Climate Change

Climate Change Education

Online - 12 credits

Climate Change Education targets environmental educators, both formal and informal, who face the challenges of understanding and explaining the complexity of the science and phenomena underlying climate change, the disparate, duplicative, and often competitive policy initiatives, the contentious politics, and range of behavior and beliefs surrounding climate change.

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Documenting Communities: Putting Stories to Work

Offered through the M.A. in Cultural Sustainability Program
Online - 12 credits

Grounded in ethical practice that honors and interrogates community identity and self-representation, this certificate develops skills most often associated with the liberal arts. Through our approach to community documentation, students will gain a deeper mastery of critical inquiry, dialogical research principles and deep listening.

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Collaboration

Environmental Communication and Collaboration

Online - 12 credits

Education and media professionals in the field can acquire through this certificate graduate level knowledge and training to develop skills and leadership with environmental communication and collaboration. The certificate is designed to provide professionals working in different capacities, formally and informally (curators, writers, journalists, conservationists, naturalists, park rangers, etc.), the tools to evaluate, communicate, and collaborate with stakeholders and members of the public on complex environmental issues.

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Education and Leadership

Environmental Education and Leadership

Online - 12 credits

This certificate program provides education professionals with graduate level knowledge and training to develop and enhance environmental education and leadership skills. It is aimed at secondary teachers but also other professionals working in environmental education in different capacities, formally and informally, including administrators, curators, writers, conservationists, naturalists, and park rangers, among others.

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Fact-Based Narrative

Offered through the M.F.A. in Nonfiction Program
Online - 12 credits

Factual narrative is used to teach and develop storytelling skills and narrative design. Through its approach to storytelling craft and its application, this program emphasizes both intellectual inquiry and creativity.

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Post-master's Certificates

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Education Certificates

Offered through Graduate Programs in Education
Hybrid format - 18 to 21 credits

Our post-master's certificates are designed to meet the need of today’s teachers and their students by offering a 21st-century curriculum responsive to the challenges that educators and school administrators face every day. Choose from one of nine areas of specializations.

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Fieldwork & Documentation

Offered through the M.A. in Historic Preservation Program
Online - 12 credits

Allied professionals working in the field often finding themselves needing more advanced skills in fieldwork and documentation. Students will learn fundamentals of historic preservation with a focus on documentation and cultural heritage. Designed for the hands-on practitioners looking for directly applicable skills.

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Preservation & Heritage Conservation for Professionals

Offered through the M.A. in Historic Preservation Program
Online - 12 credits

Designed to provide historic preservation skills, perspectives, and competencies for allied professionals, emphasis in this certificate is on the preservation and conservation of heritage artifacts, cultural symbols, and historical sustainability.

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Humanitarian Leadership & Ethical Advocacy

Offered through the M.A. in Cultural Sustainability Program
Online - 15 credits

Focus in this certificate is on developing the student’s capacity and confidence as a leader in the social sector by exploring leadership and self-development in the context of culture, community, and advocacy.

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