Gain a Career Edge with SUU Post-Bachelor Certificates

Published: January 11, 2022 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Photo_Non-Profit_Donna.jpeg: Donna Law teaches SUU’s Non-Profit Management course covering strategies and techniques for managing non-profit organizations.

Southern Utah University is offering next steps to those who have earned a bachelor’s degree and aim to specialize a skillset or gain a competitive edge. New post-bachelor institutional certificate programs include Online Teaching, Leadership Studies and Non-Profit Management. Designed for those looking to upskill, change career paths or take the first step toward a graduate degree, participants can choose from the three certificate options. With classes starting Jan. 10 each certificate is made up of three courses that can be completed all at once, or one at a time, to give working adults with busy schedules the flexibility to learn new skills. 

"The beauty of these certificates is they are completely online," said SUU Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) Program Director, Dr. Cynthia Kimball Davis. "They can be completed by potential students seeking to either advance their careers or assist them in this new normal virtual/remote world of learning and working."

For those who have considered going back to school to earn a master’s degree, these certificates offer a way to take graduate level courses without having to take an admissions test or apply to a program. Certificates earned can stand alone to boost your resume, or upon approval, up to nine credits can transfer into the SUU MIS degree.

“There is so much out there to continue learning about beyond your bachelor’s degree,” said Davis. “These opportunities are unique and something to get excited about.”

The Online Teaching Institutional Certificate covers the fundamentals of online teaching, learning and instructional design. With many schools adapting to online learning, take the opportunity to increase your understanding and learn how to develop quality online learning experiences. Credits earned will be reflected on your official SUU transcript and may count toward continuing education requirements.

For those looking to advance their career, the Leadership Studies Institutional Certificate is designed to help you identify skills and styles of leadership. Learn to create and lead effective groups and teams and build an ongoing improvement plan.

The Non-profit Management Institutional Certificate is designed to teach an introduction to the strategies, techniques and requirements for managing a non-profit organization. You will learn about private and public grant-making foundations and how to properly research, prioritize, apply and build relationships.

For more information on opportunities and training from SUU Community and Professional Development, visit their website at or call (435) 865-8259.

Located in the world’s best backyard, Southern Utah University is the University of the Parks thanks to its close proximity to several outdoor recreational areas and its educational partnerships with the National Park Service. SUU’s Community and Professional Development program offers opportunities for working adults to advance in their careers and pursue educational goals by providing access to a number of in-person and online trainings, certificate programs and conferences.


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