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Graduate Non-Degree Programs

Alternative Licensure and Certificates

The following graduate non-degree certificate programs are offered in the College of Education. For more information, visit the COE website at www.butler.edu/coe or contact the Graduate Education Office at 317-940-9501.

  • Applied Educational Neuroscience Certificate
  • Hinkle Academy for Wellness and Sport Leadership
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Applied Educational Neuroscience Certificate

The Applied Educational Neuroscience Certificate program is specifically designed to meet the needs of educators, social workers, and counselors who work beside children and adolescents who are experiencing adversity and trauma. The certificate is intended to provide graduate and postgraduate students with an opportunity to become acquainted with the theoretical and empirical literature of educational neuroscience, trauma and the brain, and brain development as it relates to behaviors, relationships, and academic acquisition. This 9-credit-hour track aligns with the Indiana Developmental Standards for educators. The program consists of three content courses, of 3 credits each, with the final course designed as a practicum for creating a specific project, template, or professional development within this area. The first and second course must be taken before the third practicum course as graduate non-degree and degree status.

Hinkle Academy for Wellness and Sport Leadership Certificate

The Hinkle Academy is a graduate-level, 12-credit-hour certificate program. Designed by members of Butler’s Department of Athletics, College of Education, and Health and Recreation Complex, the Hinkle Academy uses the Butler Way ethos as a foundation for studying effective leadership. It will prepare you to empower team commitment and excellence in your organization and community. You will connect with recognized Indianapolis leaders in sport and wellness and with professional experiences and help design your own apprenticeship. Completing this one-year, graduate-level hybrid certificate program can take you one-third of the way toward a Master’s in Effective Teaching and Leadership degree or another graduate degree program pending approval.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Certificate

Butler University offers a graduate non-degree program specifically designed to build on the Master of Science in School Counseling, providing the course work required for the State of Indiana License in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC). This 12-credit-hour certificate program provides the three content-based classes and the advanced internship* that align with state requirements for the LMHC. The program is designed to dovetail with the 48-credit-hour Master of Science in School Counseling, but admission is not limited to school counselors. Classes can be taken individually, according to availability.

With demand for mental health workers on the rise, the LMHC certificate opens the door to many interesting job opportunities.

*Permission is required to enroll in the advanced internship