Certificate in Professional Learning and Training


Students seeking graduate certificates must be admitted to the Graduate School in a degree program or in nondegree category A status. All Graduate School policies relative to admission criteria apply. To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must meet the following:

  1. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or its overseas equivalent; and
  2. A grade point average of at least 2.750 based upon the last 60 credit hours of coursework (or nearest semester or term break to this). Students who do not meet the 2.750 grade point average requirement may be admitted to this category on probation if reasonable evidence exists to indicate their ability to perform satisfactorily in graduate coursework.

Current graduate students of WSU should complete the declaration of intent to pursue a graduate certificate form1 through the Graduate School website.


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Program Requirements 

The professional learning and training graduate certificate (15 credit hours) provides professionals with the knowledge, tools and best practices associated with supporting, designing or implementing professional development and/or learning programs for adults within organizational settings.

In addition to these requirements, students must meet the Graduate School’s requirements in order to earn this certificate. Certificate requirements include:

Course Title Hours
Required Courses
LEAD 520Principles of Learning Environments3
LEAD 618Education and Workplace Training3
LEAD 751DOrganizational Ethics and Decision-Making3
LEAD 781Cooperative Education3
Elective Course
Choose one course from the following3
Collaboration and Leadership
Talent Development and the Workplace
Leading a Remote Workforce
Total Credit Hours15