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This certificate is designed for individuals seeking to teach English to Speakers
of Other Languages abroad in traditional and/or specialized Language schools, and
in the US in non-profit and community settings, language institutes, and online. A
TESOL certificate is the most commonly recognized qualification around the world for
those wishing to provide English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to non-native
The following courses are required to earn the certificate:
ENGL 312: Advanced Grammar
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Population Health ManagementAvailable beginning Fall 2021
This program is designed to provide a means for individuals with undergraduate degrees in non-business fields to obtain knowledge of basic business functional areas within a relatively short period of time. The program’s objectives are to present essential, general business knowledge via a carefully selected group of courses, enabling individuals with an interest in or need for familiarity with business topics to gain the needed knowledge and skills.
Individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a non-business field are eligible to apply to the Post-Baccalaureate Business Administration Certificate program. This program will enhance the effectiveness of those who need basic business knowledge to be more effective in their professional capacity. Examples include those with technology degrees, those in health care and engineering professions, and those with non-business professional degrees. Individuals who possess undergraduate degrees in non-business fields but who aspire to managerial or administrative positions, who are considering obtaining an MBA, or who need basic business knowledge to begin or sustain their own business or other entrepreneurial ventures may also be interested in this certificate.
Other factors considered for admission to the program include:
Those who earn a Southeastern Post-Baccalaureate Business Administration certificate will develop business competencies in basic business disciplines, including:
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This program is fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and is accelerated, offering completion of the Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate in 14 weeks. This is a unique resource for meeting the needs of nurse practitioners seeking to be competitive not only in Louisiana but also in the regional health care market. The program enhances the educational options for master's prepared nurses by providing an avenue for Louisiana nurse practitioners to meet their educational goals within the state of Louisiana rather than out of state. The program prepares nurse practitioners to care for patients across the lifespan, thus providing a more educated nursing workforce to meet the needs of recipients of health care and health care employers in Louisiana.
This program is fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing offering completion of the Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate in 4 semesters. Health care initiatives are now stressing the importance of integrative care that incorporates medical and psychiatric care as part of the health care gestalt. This program will therefore meet the needs of a significant number of primary care nurse practitioners who wish to add certification in the psychiatric arena to their practices.
Program Mission, Goals and Description
The mission of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Sustainability is to provide students with an interdisciplinary education in the three pillars of sustainability: people, planet and profit.
The goal of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Sustainability is to provide coursework to train students in areas that focuses on the endurance of the environment and the associated human and economic implications.
Description: The sustainability of the earth’s environment is crucial to the survival of all living organisms, including our human, social, and economic systems. Because of the breadth of this topic, the curriculum will consist of three core courses that address the three pillars of sustainability (people, planet, and profit). Thus, the core will address the sociological, ecological and economic aspects of sustainability. In addition, students will choose two sustainability elective courses that focus on the natural sciences, social sciences, or economics.
This program is designed to provide a means for individuals with undergraduate degrees in either the natural sciences, social sciences, or business to gain a rounded understanding of the many issues concerning Sustainability. The program’s objectives are to present information from the three foundational pillars of sustainability: scientific, social and economic implications. Students can then chose to enhance their knowledge in one of the three specific fields as appropriate for their needs.
Individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree are eligible to apply to the Post-Baccalaureate Sustainability Certificate program. This program will provide a foundation of the scientific, socially and economic aspect of sustainability and will allow the individual to enhance their knowledge of a more targeted component. Examples include those with business degrees who wish to learn more about the scientific nature of sustainability, or a natural scientist who would like to learn how the science impacts the human or economic aspect of sustainability. Candidates are encouraged to work closely with advisors so as to customize the most appropriate menu of course that will best meet the students' needs.
Procedures for Enrolling
The following procedures are required for a new (prospective) student to enroll in the PBC.
The proposed curriculum consists of 15-17 semester credit hours (5 courses). Students will complete three core courses in environmental sustainability from a biological, sociological, and economics perspective each and two elective courses with direct relevance to sustainability.
Core (9 hours)
General Biology 281: Environmental Awareness – offered every spring (3 hours)
Sociology 360: Environmental Sociology – usually offered once/year (3 hours)
Economics 328: Environmental and Resource Economics – usually offered once/year (3 hours)
Electives (6-8 hours)
Sociology 455: Urban Sociology – (Course theme in urban environmental sustainability) – offered once every 3 semesters (3 hours)
Sociology 460: Special Topics: Food, Sustainability, and Society – offered once every two semesters (3 hours)
Sociology 400: Internship (in Environmental Sustainability) – offered every semester (3 hours)
Sociology 495: Sociology Study Abroad in Cuba and Environmental Sociology in Cuba (Visits and tours with officials and organizations in Cuba to gain firsthand experience with philosophies, practices and daily system applications. There is a concentration on sustainable agriculture in Cuba compared to sustainable and industrial scale agriculture in the US.) (3 hours)
Sociology 470: Vulnerable Populations and Disasters – offered every fall (3 hours)
Heath Studies 361: Environmental Health (3 hours)
Communication 467: Crisis Communication (Communication strategies involving natural disasters and resulting environmental concerns) (3 hours)
Communication 471: Organizational Communication (Leadership Initiatives and Implementation of Environmental Initiatives in the Business Setting) (3 hours)
General Biology 395 and General Biology 397: General Ecology and General Ecology Lab (4 hours)
General Biology 406: Wetlands Ecology (4 hours)
General Biology 439: Freshwater and Estuarine Biology (4 hours)
General Biology 485: Conservation Biology (4 hours)
General Biology 442: Marine Biology (4 hours)
Microbiology 423: Environmental Microbiology (4 hours)
Economics 305: Urban and Regional Economics (Sustainable grown and development of locations) (3 hours)
Economics 435: Energy Economics, Markets, and Policy (Use and sustainability of traditional and alternative energy sources) (3 hours)
Those who earn a Southeastern Post-Baccalaureate Sustainability Certificate will develop competencies in basic issues related to sustainability, including:
Student will be allowed to focus on either the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or Economics.
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