Certificates & Certifications

Take the next step in your career or take your education further with a certificate or certification from UW-Stout.
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Knowledge & Skills That Last a Lifetime.

Earn your professional development certificate at UW-Stout and accelerate your career without committing to the time and money of a full degree. Our certificate programs will give you added knowledge and necessary skills, get started on a full degree program, help you meet state licensure or fulfill state or national education requirements.

30+ Professional Certificates to Upskill Your Career.

Join a community of learners who will engage and challenge you while you build networking connections with industry-experienced faculty members, fellow students, and partnering professionals. You can earn your certificate in 6-9 months and apply many of our graduate certificate courses to your master’s program. And several of our programs are offered entirely online, allowing you the flexibility to work at your own pace. 

Undergraduate Certificates

Undergraduate Certificates to Enhance Your Degree.

Whether you're looking to broaden your professional potential, pursue an additional area of study or punctuate your degree with a professional certification, UW-Stout's professional undergraduate certificate programs offer the additional knowledge, skills, and experience. 

The following certificates can be earned as a stand-alone program and many are stackable toward an undergraduate degree.

Note: Undergraduate students are ineligible for graduate-level certificate programs.

Business & Management

Education

Human & Social Sciences

Information Technology & Communications

Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Graduate Certificates

Professional Certificates to Enhance Your Career.

Whether you're seeking a promotion in your current field or pursuing an emerging arena, UW-Stout's professional certificate programs offer the knowledge, skills, and experience to distinguish your career.

Certificates can be earned as a stand-alone program and many are stackable toward a graduate degree. 

Note: Undergraduate students are ineligible for graduate-level certificate programs.

Art, Design & Graphics

Business & Management

Education

Human & Social Sciences

Information Technology & Communications

Science, Engineering & Math

Certifications

Certifications are available as a stand-alone program or in addition to your undergraduate [U] or graduate [G] degree. Undergraduate students are ineligible for graduate-level certifications.

Certifications

Meet your career goals and enhance your literacy leadership skills through our reading certifications. If you are teaching full-time, enrolling in one course per term is the recommendation of the reading faculty.

Post-Baccalaureate Educator Certifications

UW-Stout offers post-baccalaureate non-degree, add-on certifications for individuals with a previous education degree who are eligible for or hold at least one Pk-12 educator license. This does not include permits, substitute license, experienced-based licenses or Tier I license in the state of Wisconsin.

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The Value of a UW-Stout Certificate.

A certificate is an excellent professional development tool to increase your knowledge in your career, help meet state licensing requirements, fulfill state or national education requirements, or learn new skills to give you a foot in the door toward a new career.

With your certificate from UW-Stout, you'll benefit from added job security as certificates are the fastest-growing form of post-secondary credentials (Chronicle of Higher Education). You'll also benefit from an increased earning potential with 13-25% boost in annual salary (Forbes) and $117,000 in lifetime earnings (University of Milwaukee post).

According to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, "certificates have swelled to become the second most common postsecondary award in the United States."

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