This program is offered on the Indianapolis campus. The Graduate Certificate Program in Community Building and Urban Education is an interdisciplinary offering provided by faculty representing various schools within IUPUI. It is an inquiry-based, 18 credit hour professional development opportunity designed for the following groups: teachers, counselors, school/ program/business administrators, policy makers, youth development and parks/recreational professionals, and professionals in urban planning, criminal justice, community development fields, and health and human service agencies.
The program is a highly interactive and reflective experience where participants are mentored by practitioners from multiple professions. Mentor and peer interactions have been designed to nurture collaborations and enhance understandings about community and urban school issues. The certificate meets the specific needs of those intending to pursue positions beyond the entry level that require additional certification and/or experience and who are interested in mobilizing a community to meet the diverse needs of its youth.
This program is designed for professionals in higher education who already possess a master's or doctoral degree and seek to develop an understanding of the purposes and conduct of research to guide decision making in institutions of higher education. Developed under the sponsorship of the Association for Institutional Research and the National Center for Education Statistics, the PMCIR program provides foundational knowledge about, technical skills in, and guided professional practice of institutional research. Students currently enrolled in a doctoral program may also enroll in this program.
The program consists of 24 credit hours of course work. Full-time students are expected to complete the program in a calendar year. Students must complete a yearlong internship in a university or agency office that utilizes institutional research and complete a culminating experience that includes attendance at a summer workshop focused on using national higher education databases that is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Science Foundation or an alternate project approved by the director. A part-time completion option is available for individuals who concurrently work in relevant administrative positions within a higher education institution or related organization.
This program is designed to enhance skills in and knowledge of instructional technology. The program may be used as a springboard to further career goals, to receive additional training in a career, or to prepare for a master's or Ph.D. program in instructional technology. This certificate program provides a unique opportunity to experience instructional technology at a leading program. Students who complete the program receive a certificate from the School of Education in addition to the course credits on their Indiana University transcript.
Note: The Certificate in Instructional Systems Technology is not a state teaching license nor an endorsement on a teaching license. The master's program requires a separate application; completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission.
And one of the following production courses (based on prior production experience):
Students must complete one elective from the following list: