Certificate Programs | Bachelor's Program for Adults

Certificate Programs for Professional Advancement

  • Earn two credentials instead of one. While working toward their degree, undergraduates in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students can tailor their path of study to include courses leading to a certificate in several fields of study.

    The certificates for professional advancement listed below can be earned as part of the bachelor's degree or by taking courses on a noncredit basis. 

    Creative Arts and Health Certificate

    Explore the visual and performing arts as modalities of physical and emotional healing. Grounded in the latest developments in psychology and mind-body healing, the Creative Arts and Health Certificate program provides career development for social workers, educators, and other human services professionals, and visual and performing artists—and prepares students to pursue advanced studies in the field. The program may be especially appealing to students majoring in Psychology and those interested in developing therapeutic insight through the arts.

    Film Production Certificate

    Gain the skills you need to work in the film industry or produce your own films. In the Film Production Certificate program, a faculty of experienced teachers and working professionals helps students master the art and craft of film design, directing, and postproduction using digital technologies and traditional 16mm film.

    Screenwriting Certificate

    Do you aspire to write a professional-quality screenplay? The Screenwriting Certificate program gives you a comprehensive grounding in story, character, theme, action, visuals, and dialogue, as you are guided through the screenplay writing process by a distinguished faculty. The program can be completed on campus in Greenwich Village, online, or in a combination of on campus and online study.

    Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate

    English language teachers are in demand in the U.S. and around the world. The one-year Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate program introduces the latest theories and methods of language learning and teaching—and prepares students to teach English in private language schools, community colleges, universities, adult education language programs, and private businesses, or as private tutors. The certificate is awarded after the successful completion of a structured curriculum of five courses, including a minimum of 50 hours of student teaching.

    Learn about all the certificates offered at The New School for Public Engagement.

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