Advanced Certificates (AC)

Advanced certificates are short, focused programs at the graduate level designed to give students advanced skills in a particular subject or area of specialization. A range of advanced certificate programs are offered both on campus and online. These certificates can be taken concurrently with another program at UB, or as a stand-alone program.

This certificate is designed to provide students with advanced preparation in data collection and analysis as related to key educational issues nationally and cross-nationally. This certificate is also designed to respond to the growing demand for national and international training in mixed methods research.
If you are a UB doctoral student (UB master's students may seek permission to enroll) looking for advanced training in qualitative methods or looking to apply research skills to address specific institutional problems, this advanced certificate is for you. Our advanced certificate in qualitative methodology provides you with an advanced specialization in qualitative methodology within the social and human sciences — responding to the increased demand for research informed by qualitative methods across multiple institutional and organizational settings.
Our advanced certificate in school business and human resource administration (SBHRA) is for you if you are an assistant principal, principal or district-level administrator seeking to expand your knowledge and understanding of school business and human resource administration. This program will provide you with skills that you can apply to your present position or in preparation for a possible promotion.
Our expedited advanced certificate in school district business leader (E-SDBL) is intended for those leaders who already have School Building Leader or School District Leader certification and now want to become certified as a School District Business Leader. The program, which is 100% online, consists of five courses and a supervised internship in a school business office. Courses are offered one at a time, over five semesters. The supervised internship can be undertaken as an Independent Study upon completion of three of the five courses. Admission to the program is on a continuing basis, meaning you can apply at most any time and begin classes the next semester.