Certificate Programs

Whether you’re a first-time college student or a professional with years of job experience, a certificate program is a great way to strengthen your skill set, make yourself more attractive to prospective employers and stay up to date on in-demand workplace skills. Click the tabs below to learn more about SEU’s diverse certificate programs.


The Business Analysis Certificate is a nine credit sequence of courses essential for gaining the knowledge and skills to launch or advance a career as a business analyst. Business analysts play a critical role in increasing organizational effectiveness by identifying, analyzing and designing processes to improve the flow of information and processes.

The certificate is ideal for someone who already has a degree, sufficient business experience, or pre-requisite to contextualize the required courses. The curriculum is covers all the required content areas and required hours of study for students to sit for the following industry certifications:

  • International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Level I Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA)
  • Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 9  

BBUS 3003: Business Analysis Essentials
BBUS 4013: Business Analysis Application
BBUS 3143: Project Management

Length: Three 8-week sessions. Students have two years from the start of the first course to complete the certificate requirements.

Delivery: Online


In 2014, there were more than 700,000 abused and neglected children in the U.S.* Social Work majors** can prepare to serve this important population by earning a certificate in child welfare. Courses are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels and cover topics such as child development, child maltreatment, intervention planning, interviewing techniques, and historical and federal responses to child welfare.

*Data from childtrends.org
**Please note that this certificate program is only available to social work majors.

Program Requirements

  • Complete a 450-hour practicum in a professional child welfare setting (SOWK 4114 & SOWK 4124 [undergraduate] or SOWK 5014 and SOWK 5024 [graduate]).
  • Complete the following courses:
    • SOWK 3083/5093 Child Welfare Practice
    • SOWK 3183/5183 Child Maltreatment and Child Welfare


For physically and intellectually disabled students, it can be a challenge to fully participate in PE classes. For these students, teachers must choose appropriate games and activities to fit the specific needs of each child.

SEU prepares future PE teachers to meet these needs through course work in adaptive physical education and our on-campus lab school, Pathways School of Excellence, giving undergrads seeking this certificate an opportunity to gain field experience in working with students with disabilities.

Program Requirements

  • Participate in at least 30 hours of field experience.
  • Complete the following courses:
    • KINS 3123 Adaptive Physical Education
    • PEDU 4003 Methods of Teaching Physical Education
    • ESED 3113 Survey of Exceptional Student Education
    • ESED 4533 Behavior and Classroom Management


In today’s inclusive classrooms, students with and without disabilities learn alongside one another, presenting a unique challenge for educators. They must be knowledgeable about when and how to adapt their teaching and learning activities to meet both the needs of their ESE and non-ESE students. SEU’s certificate in serving individuals with disabilities builds on course work in our education degree programs and prepares teachers with the additional knowledge and skills they’ll need to best serve the ESE population.

Program Requirements

  • Participate in at least 30 hours of field experience in an ESE placement.
  • Complete the following courses:
    • ESED 3143 Introduction to Language Development and Communication Disorders
    • ESED 3113 Survey of Exceptional Student Education
    • ESED 4533 Behavior and Classroom Management
    • EDUC 3133 Assessment of Learners
    • ESED 31111 ESE Field Study I



Program Requirements

Complete the following courses:

  • ENGL 4933 – Intercultural Communication (3 Credits)
  • ENGL 3333 – Advanced Grammar (3 Credits)
  • LANG 3142 – TESOL Methods and Materials for Teaching Reading and Writing (2 Credits)
  • LANG 3152 – TESOL Methods and Materials for Teaching Speaking and Listening (2 Credits)
  • LANG 3172 – Principles and Practices of ESL/EFL Assessment (2 Credits)
  • LANG 3011 – TESOL Field Experience: Teaching Grammar To ESL/EFL Learners (1 Credit)
  • LANG 3041 – TESOL Field Experience: Teaching Reading and Writing To ESL/EFL Learners (1 Credit)
  • LANG 3051 – TESOL Field Experience: Teaching Speaking And Listening To Esl/Efl Learners (1 Credit)
  • ENGL 4066 – TESOL Internship (6 Credits)

Total: 21 credits

Approximately 15–20% of the student population has a language-based learning disability, with dyslexia being the most common issue.* This means that educators should seek additional training in this area, such as a certificate in dyslexia education, to gain the skills necessary to help these students become successful readers. SEU’s graduate certificate in dyslexia education is a strong complement to our master’s-level education degrees, particularly the MEd in Reading Education, MEd in TESOLMEd in ESE and MEd in ESE – Educational Therapy.

*Data from dyslexiacenterofutah.org

Program Requirements

Complete the following courses:

  • ESED 5513 Dyslexia
  • ESED 5523 Orton-Gillingham Methodology
  • EDUC 5433 Research-Based Practices of Reading and Writing Instruction
  • EDUC 5553 Measurement and Assessment in Reading or ESED 5603 Assessment-Driven Instruction