Cybersecurity for Educators (Graduate Certificate)

This certificate program is designed for practicing secondary school (middle and high school) teachers who wish to enhance their careers and qualify to teach dual-enrollment classes in the cybersecurity field. Title IV federal financial aid is not available for this certificate program when taken alone but is available when taken as a component of the M.S. in cybersecurity or M.Ed. program.

Admission Requirements: In addition to meeting the university's requirements, applicants interested in earning this certificate must hold an undergraduate degree in business, information technology, or related field, or an undergraduate degree in another field and at least two years of experience teaching middle school or high school in one of these fields.

Course Substitution Policy: If an applicant can demonstrate a depth of prior experience and/or education in a required content area, an elective may be substituted for a required course.

Minimum Grade Requirements: Students in the program must meet graduate student requirements and achieve a minimum grade of B for each course required in the degree. All graduate students in the School of Business and Technology must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Students must bring their cumulative GPA to 3.0 or higher within nine (9) graduate credits or be dismissed. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 a second time, will be dismissed.

Program Completion Requirements: All coursework must be completed within five years of the date of matriculation.

Certificate Requirements

Electives

Take three (3) electives from the following:
IT 535Advanced Computer Security

3

IT 537Computer Forensics and Incident Response

3

IT 546Principles of Data Science

3

IT 547Security and Privacy of Electronic Documents

3

IT 557Measuring Systems Security: Monitoring and Auditing

3

IT 588Cybersecurity Risk Management

3

IT 630Information Technology Practicum

3

IT 670Computer Network Defense

3

IT 680IT Master's Project

3

Required Courses

18 credits

IT 520Enterprise Infrastructure and Networks

3

IT 530Computer Security

3

IT 570Cybersecurity: Law, Policy, Ethics, and Compliance

3