The Certificate in Education Foundations is for anyoneinterested in making a difference in schools. The program introduces students to the vital and complex world of K-12 education, and to its resources, problems, and prospects for change. The certificate is useful for paraprofessionals and entry level educators seeking to learn more about sociological, psychological, educational and economic issues in their field. The program prepares individuals to work with children and adolescents in public schools, after-school programs, and social service agencies.
Graduates of the program possess a solid background in the foundations of urban school culture, child development, and working with children with disabilities.
Students interested in studying for a certificate in Education Foundations may want to learn more about the Off Campus College, which has particular expertise in working with returning adult learners. Special features include a career and academic advisor available at each class session to assist with goal setting and career exploration.
Candidates for admission to undergraduate level certificate programs must possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) diploma.
Carol B. Robbins