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.

  • Gifted Education, AC
    Our advanced certificate program in gifted education is designed to teach you how to unlock the potential and address the specific needs of high ability students from diverse backgrounds. This program prepares you to become a leader in gifted programming within your school or district, or to enhance your general education teaching repertoire with creative strategies to differentiate instruction and adapt curriculum for the benefit of all students.
  • Literacy Teaching and Learning, AC
    Our advanced certificate program in literacy teaching and learning is tailored to provide educational professionals with enhanced expertise in the foundational aspects of literacy learning and teaching. Our students gain a deeper understanding of the principles and practices essential for effective literacy instruction to further their career in education. Our program is ideal for anyone certified to teach in the areas of early childhood, childhood, adolescence or related educational areas (e.g., teaching English language learners, special education).