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    Applied Behavior Analysis - Online Graduate Certificate

    The Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis pairs research and experience to prepare professionals to work with individuals with special learning and behavior needs.

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    Applied Bioinformatics - Online Graduate Certificate

    Strengthen your competitive position, acquire practical knowledge and skills in analyzing and evaluating large and complex data sets, and pursue a Applied Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate from UW-Whitewater Online.

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    Assistive Technology - Online Graduate Certificate

    Students who complete this certification will learn about Assistive Technology assessment principles, software applications, and devices that can be used virtually or in-person to meet the needs of neurodivergent students. They will also learn about professional conduct, as well as the history and the law of Assistive Technology.

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    Autism Specialist - Online Graduate Certificate

    The online Autism Specialist Graduate Certificate is ideal for practitioners who want to increase their understanding of autism spectrum disorders in particular and neurodiversity in general.

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    Business Foundations - Online Graduate Certificate

    Whether it’s to increase your understanding of business or for preparing to pursue an MBA or other graduate business degree, a certificate in Graduate Business Foundations is a step in the right direction.

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    Communication Sciences and Disorders - Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

    The COMDIS online asynchronous post-baccalaureate certificate supports students and professionals with a bachelor's degree in another field to prepare for application to a master's degree program in speech-language pathology or audiology.

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    Corporate Finance - Online Graduate Certificate

    Dive into a high-demand field with the Corporate Finance graduate certificate. Corporate finance is one of the most prominent focal areas within the discipline of finance.

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    Cybersecurity - Online Graduate Certificate

    Designed for those who have some programming experience, the online Cybersecurity graduate certificate will give you fundamental knowledge and hands-on practice in designing, maintaining, and protecting secure computing systems.

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    Cybersecurity Management - Online Graduate Certificate

    The online Cybersecurity Management graduate certificate is designed for working professionals interested in pursuing careers in cybersecurity, such as security analysts and security managers. 

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    Data Analytics - Online Graduate Certificate

    Professionals will expand their education and gain knowledge, experience, and a solid foundation in data mining and analytics — skills that will fuel career growth and increase your value in an organization.

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    Digital Marketing and Artificial Intelligence - Online Graduate Certificate

    The online Digital Marketing and Artificial Intelligence graduate certificate will help prepare students for strategic decision-making in the emerging field of digital marketing. Organizations are increasingly reliant on marketing efforts that leverage digital platforms to identify prospects, nurture the conversion from prospect to customer, and establish loyalty advocates.

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    Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities - Online Graduate Certificate

    The Online Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities prepares professionals with an understanding of the neurobiological causes of dyslexia, techniques to skillfully intervene, and proficiencies in evaluating educational needs in reading.

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    Emerging Technology for Digital Learning - Online Graduate Certificate

    More than ever, emerging technologies are changing the way we do things — and this is no different in learning. Courses in this certificate will give students key skills in understanding current trends (as well as how to keep up with trends), research skills to explore effectiveness of learning technologies, and experience working with emerging learning technologies.

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    English Composition and Literature - Online Graduate Certificate

    The Graduate Certificate in English Composition and Literature is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of educators and to help them attain the credentials required for teaching college-level courses, including courses offered for dual-enrollment.

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    Foundations of Learning Design - Online Graduate Certificate

    Knowing how to design learning experiences in today’s world (whether it be in higher education, K12, healthcare, or business) is no easy task. It requires having a full understanding of instructional design theories, practices, models, and learner needs.

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    Gerontology - Online Graduate Certificate

    The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals working in a variety positions and in diverse settings.

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    Health Advocacy - Online Graduate Certificate

    Explore advocacy, policy, and research to become a specialized health communication professional. 

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    Human Resource Management - Online Graduate Certificate

    HR professionals often have bachelor’s degrees in non-HR fields. The Human Resource Management (HRM) graduate certificate is designed so they can acquire specific Human Resource Management knowledge in five broad areas.

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    Investment Analysis - Online Graduate Certificate

    Gain the knowledge and advanced skills needed to boost your career with an Investment Analysis graduate certificate. Qualified analysts guide companies in valuing financial assets, assessing risk and designing risk management strategies.

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    Leadership in Instructional Design and Learning Technology - Online Graduate Certificate

    As online courses and training continues to grow, individuals are needed to develop programs, lead units, and navigate the support of organizational technology change. These courses will focus on helping students to develop new programs and initiatives, prepare for leading learning technology units, and lead change in an organization.

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    Marketing Strategy - Online Graduate Certificate

    Organizations are competing in a global business environment shaped by rapid innovation. The online Marketing Strategy graduate certificate will prepare students to manage marketing strategy and understand how it fits within a comprehensive marketing plan.

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    Mathematics - Online Graduate Certificate

    The Online Mathematics Graduate Certificate at UW-Whitewater is designed to prepare you in advanced approaches to mathematical and statistical reasoning, thinking and literacy.

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    Organizational Communication - Online Graduate Certificate

    Master written communication, research competency and more as you hone your expertise in managing relationships with internal constituencies and explore the nuances of organizational structure.

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    Physical Education - Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

    With the obesity epidemic and national teacher shortages, now is the perfect time to become a Physical Education Teacher. With this unique program, you can start with a Bachelor’s degree in any field and earn your Physical Education Teaching credentials in as quickly as 2 years.

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    Producing Effective Learning Experiences - Online Graduate Certificate

    From courses in higher education to training at businesses, many places are focused on growing digital learning. To do this effectively they need qualified instructional design and learning technology professionals who can plan and produce dynamic, engaging, and effective learning experiences.

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    Project Management - Online Graduate Certificate

    Professionals with bachelor’s degrees can gain knowledge, experience, and a solid foundation for managing projects with our Project Management graduate certificate.

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    School Business Management - Online Graduate Certificate

    Financial background in accounting, budgeting, and service operations for school districts are essential skills for school administrators and other school business staff. The graduate certificate in School Business Management (SBM) focuses on those skillsets.

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    School Business Management – 5008 License Certification

    The online certification in School Business Management leading to Wisconsin DPI license 5008 is intended for those individuals who already possess an accredited master’s degree and wish to add the additional 24 credits for the license.

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    Social and New Media - Online Graduate Certificate

    Master messaging, technology and strategy to influence your audience.

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    Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health in Schools - Online Graduate Certificate

    This interdisciplinary certificate program is for professionals working with children and adolescents in school-based settings with a focus on understanding the social, emotional, and behavioral characteristics and needs of youth, especially when identified mental health needs are present. 

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    Strategic Communication - Online Graduate Certificate

    Strategy, influence, research and messaging become your domain in contexts such as advertising, public relations, and crisis communication as you elevate your career to become a global communication practitioner.

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    Transition Specialist - Online Graduate Certificate

    The Online Transition Specialist Graduate Certificate prepares educators, independent living professionals, and Transition specialists to work effectively with gifted adolescents and young adults.

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    Trauma Informed Educational Practice - Online Graduate Certificate

    The online graduate certificate in Trauma Informed Educational Practice certificate prepares professionals with undergraduate degrees in education or related fields to provide support for districts whose students have been impacted by trauma.