Cybersecurity for Educators Certificate

This certificate program is designed for practicing secondary school (middle and high school) teachers who wish to enhance their teaching careers and qualify to teach dual-enrollment classes in the cybersecurity field. It provides teachers with a solid foundation in cybersecurity principles and practices. 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. programs.

This program is 18 total graduate credits, including these three required courses (9 credits):

  • IT 520: Enterprise Infrastructure and Networks
  • IT 530: Computer Security
  • IT 570: Cybersecurity: Law, Policy, Ethics and Compliance.

And any three of the following courses (9 credits):

  • IT 535: Advanced Computer Security
  • IT 537: Computer Forensics and Incident Response
  • IT 546: Principles of Data Science
  • IT 547: Security and Privacy of Electronic Documents
  • IT 557: Monitoring, Auditing and Penetration Testing
  • IT 588: Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • IT 630: Information Technology Practicum
  • IT 670: Computer Network Defense
  • IT 680: IT Master’s Project