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 for you if you are interested in unlocking the potential and addressing the specific needs of high ability students of all backgrounds; in becoming a leader for gifted programming in your school or district; or in enhancing your general education teaching repertoire with creative strategies to differentiate instruction and adapt curriculum for the benefit of ALL students. Our program is aligned with the National Association for Gifted Children Teacher Preparation Standards and with New York State Education Department requirements.
  • Literacy Teaching and Learning, AC
    Our advanced certificate program in literacy teaching and learning is designed for you if you have already been certified to teach in the areas of early childhood, childhood, adolescence or related educational areas (e.g., teaching English language learners, special education) or if you are an educational professional who desires more experience in the foundations of literacy learning and teaching.