UW-Stout offers "professional development certificate" programs in addition to its traditional majors and minors to meet the needs of those who wish to obtain additional knowledge and skills needed for personal growth and professional advancement.

While not a substitute for a degree or diploma, the certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills or to update their knowledge and skills in a specific area. Typically, a certificate is earned by completing a set of limited, well defined learning outcomes focused on new or emerging processes or new knowledge and principles applied to practical problems or issues.

Students may enroll in the certificates as a stand-alone program or in addition to their undergraduate [U] or graduate [G] major. Undergraduate students are ineligible for graduate-level [G] certificate programs.


Applied Ethics   [U]

Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist  [U,G]   

Career and Technical Education Leadership [G]

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Exam Preparation   [U,G]

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Exam Preparation   [U,G]

Communicating with Emerging Media  [G]  

Creative Writing   [U,G]

E-Learning and Online Teaching   [G]

Enterprise Technology [U, G] 

Evaluation Studies   [G]

Event and Meeting Management   [U,G]

Health Communication  [U,G]  

Human Resource Management   [U,G]

Improving the User Experience  [G] 

Institutional Research [G]

Instructional Design   [G]

Math Specialist  [G]

Organizational Development and Consulting [G]

Quality Management   [U,G]

Sex Therapy [G]

Social Work [U]

Supply Chain Management   [U,G]

Sustainable Enterprise Management   [U,G]

Sustainable Management Science   [U,G]

Training Design, Development and Evaluation [G]

Web Technology [U]

Women and Gender Studies [U,G] 

Workplace Diversity [U]

Teacher Certifications

A number of UW-Stout teacher education programs lead to certification by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. These are listed on the School of Education website.