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Online Certificates/Endorsements



Adminis​trative Management
- Complete Your Minor Over Two Summers - 100% Online

The ITAM Administrative Management Minor is the perfect complement to any CWU major. Students will complete courses in communications, management and leadership while gaining a foundation of basic operations and strategy. Today, more than ever, students of any CWU major will benefit from the knowledge and application of Administrative Management in the global economy.

                Contact: ITAMinfo@cwu.edu

Cybersecurity 

This new minor prepares its students to meet the growing need for qualified cybersecurity specialists. Over the last decade cyber intrusions have increased dramatically at great social and economic cost. Graduates from the Cybersecurity minor learn how to identify security risks to systems and create functions to protect against digital attacks. They have careers such as Computer/Network Security Specialists, IT Security Specialists, Security Policy Analysts, and Applications Security Engineers. Tailored to meet the needs of one of the fastest growing fields in today's job market, the Cybersecurity minor complements any major with a high-demand skill set.

                 Contact: ITAMinfo@cwu.edu

Global Literacy Development

Students in the Global Literacy Development Certificate Program will gain knowledge of best practices in literacy development and effective communication strategies. Certificate holders will be equipped with communication skills and basic knowledge about literacy development in order to support, sustain and enhance literacy programs for a variety of organizations.

Contact: Janet Finke; 509-963-1951; finkej@cwu.edu

Information Technology

In today's world technology is advancing at a rapid pace. Become a leader in your profession by augmenting your degree with an Information Technology Minor! This program prepares students in any field to handle networking, systems analysis, security, and project management. These skills are in high-demand and will be a valuable selling point as you begin your job search. The curriculum is constantly updated to stay current with the latest technological developments and is taught by knowledgeable doctorate-level faculty.

                Contact: ITAMinfo@cwu.edu

Library Media Endorsement

The Library Media program offers endorsement to the teaching certificate. Individuals completing this 27 credit program will have met the initial level of preparation necessary to direct a learning resources (library media) center in a K-12 school. Completing this program and passing the West-E test will allow you highly qualified status under the NCLB Act.

Contact: Jeremy Wintringer; 509-963-1751; wintringej@cwu.edu

Non-Profit Organization Management

The certificate in non-profit organization management is an interdisciplinary certificate designed to provide an understanding of the organization, financing and management issues in non-profit organizations. It is designed to complement majors in artistic, advocacy, public relations, social services and educational endeavors. The certificate provides practical, hands-on skills as well as discussion of the issues facing non-profit organizations.This certificate is ideal for professionals seeking an edge in their career but cannot return to school for a degree.

Contact: Elizabeth Kerns; 509-963-1966; kernse@cwu.edu

Project Management

Employers need skilled employees capable of leading projects in their organizations. This new minor from ITAM will prepare you to meet this need with knowledge specific to successfully managing projects. You will gain skills in this high-demand field of Project Management that, when combined with the soft-skills classes, will give you the competitive edge in the marketplace. Project Management skills are applicable in any industry and will complement any major. All courses are offered 100% online or in class to give students flexibility.

                 Contact: ITAMinfo@cwu.edu

Reading Endorsement

The Literacy Program within the College of Education and Professional Studies at Central Washington University is proud to offer a reading endorsement option for certified teachers. With continuous enrollment, the certified teacher can earn the Washington State P-12 Reading Endorsement through the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in five quarters.

Teachers from outside the state of Washington will need to verify with their state’s department of education if this program meets the guidelines for endorsement in that state.

                Contact: Nancy Schnebly; 509-963-2737; schnebln@cwu.edu

Retail Management & Technology

 The Retail Management and Technology Minor is the perfect complement to your degree and will prepare you to be competitive in the modern job market. Students learn all sides of the retail environment from business basics to marketing and selling products to customer relationship management and the nuances of e-commerce. Plus this 23 credit minor can be completed 100% online, making it a highly convenient way to augment your marketability.

                  Contact: ITAMinfo@cwu.edu

Teacher Certification

The Alternative Pathways to Teaching (APT) program is designed for individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree who wish to become educators. The APT program employs a hybrid instructional delivery model with hands-on mentorship and training, supplemented with online coursework, and takes one year to complete.

    Contact: Jesslyn Hollar; 509-963-2433; hollarje@cwu.edu