Certificate Programs

In addition to our credential and degree programs, the School of Education offers workshops to help our students meet the needs for various certifications, testings, and other requirements necessary for working in Education. Take a look at our programs below and contact an Admissions Counselor for more information.


Graduate Certificate in Spatial Literacy for Educators (offered online)

Develop greater spatial literacy and enhance your students’ spatial thinking skills in a world where using data visualization and geospatial tools are the norm.

This program is relevant for any educator in almost any subject area: science, mathematics, language arts, modern languages, social studies, physical education, the arts and more.

Courses will be conducted online, giving you exposure to knowledge that can't be learned in books. You’ll also learn how concepts can be applied to real-time situations.

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Program Details

  • Four spatial literacy courses (12 credits, all offered online) 
    EDUC 616 – Foundations of Spatial Thinking (3) 
    EDUC 617- Mapping/ GIS as Instruction Tools (3) 
    EDUC 618 - Cultivating Spatial Literacy in Today’s World (3) 
    EDUC 619 - Assessment & Evaluation of Spatial Literacy Programs (3)
  • Completed in 15 months
  • One course per semester

Application Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Evidence of a bachelor’s degree
  • Evidence of a 3.0 GPA or approved petition

 Admission Requirements

  • One official transcript issued by the Registrar of each institution from which you earned a degree, sent directly to the School of Education 
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals who know your work 
  • Essay of 500 words describing personal experience and interests in relationship to the program 
  • Faculty review of file and approval of admission  

Clinical Mental Health Advanced Training Coursework

The University of Redlands is proud to offer coursework in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Our coursework offers advanced clinical training, through graduate credit courses and professional development workshops, for individuals possessing at least a 48-unit Master’s degree in counseling or a closely related field.

Senate Bill 788 was signed by the Governor of California, acknowledging the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) as a new counseling profession in the state of California.  The new LPCC field, now recognized in all 50 states, will be regulated in California by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).  Additional information on licensing can be found on their website,

Clinical Mental Health Advanced Training coursework is ideal for individuals lacking the necessary coursework to transition into this innovative mental health field or for counselors from other states seeking licensure in California.

Please contact the School of Education for more information at 909.748.8064 or

California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) Certificate—currently in progress

To receive the CTEL Certificate, which now serves for the CLAD certification, a student must possess the appropriate credential and complete the following:

Course # Course Title Units
EDUC 544X Pluralism in Education 3
EDUC 545X Intro to Linguistics 3
EDUC 547X Second Language Acquisition 3
EDUC 549X Teaching English Learners 3
EDUC 546X Diversity & Inclusion 3

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In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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