Working for Good
Looking for a meaningful career? At UW Professional & Continuing Education, we offer certificate and degree programs that prepare you to make a living and make a difference. With programs in a variety of fields, there’s something for idealists of all stripes. Explore your options and find one that’s right for you.
Develop competencies and cultural responsiveness as an early childhood or expanded learning opportunities coach. Apply best practices to create engaging environments and foster collaborative partnerships.
Explore the field of early learning by analyzing and applying the latest evidence-based research on best practices that support young children and their families.
Deepen your ability to lead and improve educational systems through rigorous, standards-based study and a highly integrative curriculum and internship.
Gain a grounding in scientific knowledge and the practice of enhancing socio-emotional and educational competence of school-age children. Become a state and nationally certified school psychologist.
Explore different aspects of children’s social and emotional well-being and learn how to diagnose and treat psychosocial difficulties and disorders.
Prepare to lead change in education by developing a deeper knowledge of policy processes, organizational dynamics and the social, economic and cultural contexts of learning.
Gain the knowledge and experience needed to work in education as a behavior analysis professional. Fulfill the requirements to sit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board exam.
Join a competency-based master's program that integrates coursework and field-based learning to strengthen your leadership skills. Prepare for principal and/or program administrator certification.
Build an in-depth understanding of the critical issues and major factors surrounding the planning and development of sustainable transportation systems.
Study the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of wetlands and their many functions. Explore the complex land-use laws that apply to wetlands and affect their management and protection.
Examine infrastructure systems through the lens of strategic planning and policy analysis, and learn a blend of skills and strategies for increasing critical infrastructure resilience.
Explore sustainable transportation engineering, planning and policy. Analyze the growing interest in transportation’s environmental, social, energy and economic impacts on our society.
Examine aging from multiple perspectives: the individual, family and society. Develop knowledge that will help you better serve older adults in a variety of contexts.
Learn how to be an effective guardian for developmentally disabled adults, elderly individuals with disabilities or diminished capacity, and other adults declared incapacitated by the courts.
Develop the high-level expertise needed to fulfill requirements for data reporting, performance improvement and related health care measurements and analytics.
Learn how to apply the principles of health economics to improve decision making in a complex health care environment involving technologies, systems and infrastructure.
Acquire the specialized skills to manage health information and electronic records in a variety of health care settings. Become eligible to take the RHIA certification exam.
Gain the foundational skills for delivering integrated, person-centered palliative care using a team-based approach.
Learn how to use technical applications and information systems to manage health data and information. Study health care privacy and security, compliance, and standards, and acquire leadership skills.
Prepare to become a general clinical practitioner and get your registered nurse license in Washington state in this intensive program.
Complete foundational coursework in this intensive, five-quarter program designed for people with a bachelor’s or advanced degree outside the communication sciences and disorders discipline.
Study advanced nursing techniques and qualify to apply for national certification in a selected specialty.
Develop your ability to help people with movement system problems and prepare to become a licensed physical therapist through coursework, mentored clinical internships and evidence-based practice.
Take your career to the next level with this experience-rich program that develops transformational leaders prepared to initiate positive change in an increasingly complex health care environment.
Acquire practical, hands-on experience to become a transformational leader in health care delivery management. Learn to manage organizational and technological change in complex health care settings.
Position yourself to step into leadership and technology roles in the development and management of enterprise-level health information systems.
Acquire a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical development pipeline and get advanced training in drug design, molecular targeting, and cellular and physiological mechanisms.
Participate in a cohort-based program that combines the study of core public health competencies with a commitment to social and racial justice and health equity issues.
Learn the key aspects of taking a medical product — drug, device or biologic — from concept to market, including clinical trials and post-marketing surveillance.
Study an innovative curriculum offering a rigorous foundation in statistical methods and biomedical data analysis, including both theory and application.
Learn to manage and evaluate the use of information technology and informatics applications to improve patient care processes and outcomes.
Prepare for professional clinical practice as a medical speech-language pathologist in hospital and rehabilitation settings.
Enhance your ability to support individuals, families and communities through your social work practice. Choose one of two advanced specializations.
Acquire the competencies to become a leader in public health, with a focus on promoting health equity and embracing social justice.
Study traditional and emerging fundraising and relationship-building techniques that produce results. Examine the latest research, best practices and ethical standards in the field.
Gain essential expertise in museum administration, programs, collections, exhibits and community engagement. Learn how to develop programming for a range of venues and institutions.
Hone your nonprofit leadership skills in critical areas, including fundraising, program development, strategic planning, branding and marketing, and human resources.
Gain the advanced skills and knowledge needed to excel as a leader dedicated to serving the public good.
Develop an international perspective and the problem-solving skills needed to confront today’s complex global political challenges, and build your professional network.
Gain the tools and knowledge to make a difference in the work of museums, zoos and other informal learning environments and cultural institutions.
Learn the fundamentals of public policy analysis and management while also focusing on a specific area of study.