UNIVERSITY CATALOGUE

CERTIFICATES

 

Undergraduate Certificates

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

TESOL Certificate

This certificate is designed for individuals seeking to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages abroad in traditional and/or specialized Language schools, and in the US in non-profit and community settings, language institutes, and online. A TESOL certificate is the most commonly recognized qualification around the world for those wishing to provide English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to non-native speakers.

The following courses are required to earn the certificate:

ENGL 312: Advanced Grammar
ENGL 414: Introduction to Linguistics
COMM210*: Communicating in the Classroom
COMM 410: Intercultural Communication
FLAN 401*: Foreign Language Methodology
FLAN 404*: Experiential Learning, Development & Application


(Courses marked with an asterisk include field experience.)

For more information, please contact worldlanguages@southeastern.edu

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Digital Health Management

Available beginning Fall 2021

Population Health Management

Available beginning Fall 2021

 

Post-Baccalaureate (PBC) and Post-Masters Certificates (PMC)

College of Business

Business Administration - PBC

Benefits

This program is designed to provide a means for individuals with undergraduate degrees in non-business fields to obtain knowledge of basic business functional areas within a relatively short period of time. The program’s objectives are to present essential, general business knowledge via a carefully selected group of courses, enabling individuals with an interest in or need for familiarity with business topics to gain the needed knowledge and skills.

 

Candidates

Individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a non-business field are eligible to apply to the Post-Baccalaureate Business Administration Certificate program. This program will enhance the effectiveness of those who need basic business knowledge to be more effective in their professional capacity. Examples include those with technology degrees, those in health care and engineering professions, and those with non-business professional degrees. Individuals who possess undergraduate degrees in non-business fields but who aspire to managerial or administrative positions, who are considering obtaining an MBA, or who need basic business knowledge to begin or sustain their own business or other entrepreneurial ventures may also be interested in this certificate.

 

Other factors considered for admission to the program include:

  • A baccalaureate degree in a non-business field as verified by transcript submission.
  • Formal application to the university is required.

 

Program Outcomes

Those who earn a Southeastern Post-Baccalaureate Business Administration certificate will develop business competencies in basic business disciplines, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing

For Curriculum Information see link

 

For More Information:

Department Head
Management and Business Administration
SLU Box 10813
Hammond, LA 70402

Tel: 985-549-2086
Fax: 985-549-2881

Email: businessadmin@southeastern.edu

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Family Nurse Practitioner - PMC

Benefits

This program is fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and is accelerated, offering completion of the Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate in 14 weeks. This is a unique resource for meeting the needs of nurse practitioners seeking to be competitive not only in Louisiana but also in the regional health care market. The program enhances the educational options for master's prepared nurses by providing an avenue for Louisiana nurse practitioners to meet their educational goals within the state of Louisiana rather than out of state. The program prepares nurse practitioners to care for patients across the lifespan, thus providing a more educated nursing workforce to meet the needs of recipients of health care and health care employers in Louisiana.


Candidates

Nurses currently holding a master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited graduate nursing program and national certification as Adult Nurse Practitioners are eligible to apply to the Post-Master's FNP Certificate program. This program will enhance the capabilities of existing nurse practitioners to care for patients across the lifespan. The post master's certificate program will prepare completers as Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) and make them eligible to apply for an advanced practice FNP license and to take the National FNP certification exam.

 

Other factors considered for admission to the program include:

  • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.00 as verified by transcript submission

  • A current unencumbered registered nurse license in the State of Louisiana

  • Two professional references

  • Current resume

  • Formal application to the university is required.


Online Learning

All practicum experiences must be completed in the state of Louisiana. The didactic courses are offered online, and practicum courses have an online didactic component plus a clinical experience component (120 hours in each) in which the student works with an approved advanced practice preceptor guided by a graduate faculty. The 12 credit hour curriculum includes four courses: Family Psychosocial Health Issues or Family Health I, Family Health Practicum I, Evidence Based Care of the Family or Family Health II, and Family Health Practicum II.


Program Outcomes

  • Those who earn a Southeastern Post-Master's FNP certificate will:

  • Develop cultural competence that embraces cultural awareness, sensitivity, and clinical reasoning when caring for families, child-bearing women, infants and children.

  • Utilize theoretical concepts to develop evidence-based treatment plans for individuals and families across the life span with biological, cognitive or psychosocial problems.

  • Synthesize evidence for practice to assess and manage both health and illness states in the care of families, child-bearing women, infants and children.

  • Engage in the diagnostic process using clinical reasoning, differential diagnoses, and the integration and interpretation of evidence.

  • Plan and implement therapeutic patient-centered, culturally appropriate, evidence-based interventions including pharmacological therapies for child-bearing women, infants and children.

For Admission Information see link

For Curriculum Information see link


For More Information:

Graduate Coordinator
School of Nursing
SLU Box 10448
Hammond, LA 70402

Tel: 985-549-5045
Fax: 985-549-5087

Email: gradnursadmin@southeastern.edu

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - PMC

Benefits

This program is fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing offering completion of the Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate in 4 semesters. Health care initiatives are now stressing the importance of integrative care that incorporates medical and psychiatric care as part of the health care gestalt. This program will therefore meet the needs of a significant number of primary care nurse practitioners who wish to add certification in the psychiatric arena to their practices.


Candidates

Nurses currently holding a master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited graduate nursing program and national certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner are eligible to apply to the post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate program. The post master's certificate program will prepare completers as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) and make them eligible to apply for an advanced practice PMHNP license and to take the National PMHNP certification exam. Formal application to the university is required.

 

Other factors considered for admission to the program include:

  • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.00 as verified by transcript submission

  • A current unencumbered registered nurse license in the State of Louisiana

  • Two professional references

  • Current resume

  • Transcript analysis and evaluation of prerequisite courses (i.e., Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics and Advanced Pathophysiology) to determine adequacy of the full lifespan content.


Online Learning

All practicum experiences must be completed in the state of Louisiana. The didactic courses are offered online, and practicum courses have an online didactic component, plus a clinical experience component (120 to 240 hours in each) in which the student works with an approved advanced practice preceptor guided by a graduate faculty. The 18 credit hour curriculum for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners includes five courses: Diagnostic Considerations and Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric Disorders, Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Nurse, Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Psychiatric/Mental Health (PMH) I, Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Psychiatric/Mental Health (PMH) II, and Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Psychiatric/Mental Health (PMH) III.


Program Outcomes

  • The ICMSN Post Master's Certificate Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program prepares graduates to:

  • Lead interprofessional team efforts to collaboratively improve patient and population health outcomes.

  • Participate in clinical prevention and population health initiatives designed to improve health.

  • Advocate for changes in health policy which positively impact provision of care.

  • Acquire additional advanced nursing practice competencies and skills

For Admission Information see link

For Curriculum Information see link


For More Information:

Graduate Coordinator
School of Nursing
SLU Box 10448
Hammond, LA 70402

Tel: 985-549-5045
Fax: 985-549-5087

Email: gradnursadmin@southeastern.edu

College of Science and Technology

Sustainability - PBC

Program Mission, Goals and Description

The mission of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Sustainability is to provide students with an interdisciplinary education in the three pillars of sustainability: people, planet and profit.

The goal of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Sustainability is to provide coursework to train students in areas that focuses on the endurance of the environment and the associated human and economic implications. 

Description: The sustainability of the earth’s environment is crucial to the survival of all living organisms, including our human, social, and economic systems. Because of the breadth of this topic, the curriculum will consist of three core courses that address the three pillars of sustainability (people, planet, and profit). Thus, the core will address the sociological, ecological and economic aspects of sustainability. In addition, students will choose two sustainability elective courses that focus on the natural sciences, social sciences, or economics.

 

Benefits

This program is designed to provide a means for individuals with undergraduate degrees in either the natural sciences, social sciences, or business to gain a rounded understanding of the many issues concerning Sustainability. The program’s objectives are to present information from the three foundational pillars of sustainability: scientific, social and economic implications. Students can then chose to enhance their knowledge in one of the three specific fields as appropriate for their needs.

 

Candidates

Individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree are eligible to apply to the Post-Baccalaureate Sustainability Certificate program. This program will provide a foundation of the scientific, socially and economic aspect of sustainability and will allow the individual to enhance their knowledge of a more targeted component. Examples include those with business degrees who wish to learn more about the scientific nature of sustainability, or a natural scientist who would like to learn how the science impacts the human or economic aspect of sustainability. Candidates are encouraged to work closely with advisors so as to customize the most appropriate menu of course that will best meet the students' needs.

 

Procedures for Enrolling

The following procedures are required for a new (prospective) student to enroll in the PBC.

  1. Apply on-line (www.southeastern.edu ) as a “New Graduate Student.” Select “Non Degree Extended Studies.”
  2. Submit Application Fee, Proof of Degree, and the Immunization or Waiver. No GRE scores are needed.
  3. Once student applies, the Dean of the College of Science and Technology approves student to be added into the program. The university administration will make the needed changes in
    PeopleSoft system to classify student as a student in a PBC.

 

Program Requirements

The proposed curriculum consists of 15-17 semester credit hours (5 courses). Students will complete three core courses in environmental sustainability from a biological, sociological, and economics perspective each and two elective courses with direct relevance to sustainability.

 

Core (9 hours)

General Biology 281: Environmental Awareness – offered every spring (3 hours)

Sociology 360: Environmental Sociology – usually offered once/year (3 hours)

Economics 328: Environmental and Resource Economics – usually offered once/year (3 hours)

 

Electives (6-8 hours)

Sociology 455: Urban Sociology – (Course theme in urban environmental sustainability) – offered once every 3 semesters (3 hours)

Sociology 460: Special Topics: Food, Sustainability, and Society – offered once every two semesters (3 hours)

Sociology 400: Internship (in Environmental Sustainability) – offered every semester (3 hours)

Sociology 495: Sociology Study Abroad in Cuba and Environmental Sociology in Cuba (Visits and tours with officials and organizations in Cuba to gain firsthand experience with philosophies, practices and daily system applications. There is a concentration on sustainable agriculture in Cuba compared to sustainable and industrial scale agriculture in the US.) (3 hours)

Sociology 470: Vulnerable Populations and Disasters – offered every fall (3 hours)

Heath Studies 361: Environmental Health (3 hours)

Communication 467: Crisis Communication (Communication strategies involving natural disasters and resulting environmental concerns) (3 hours)

Communication 471: Organizational Communication (Leadership Initiatives and Implementation of Environmental Initiatives in the Business Setting) (3 hours)

General Biology 395 and General Biology 397: General Ecology and General Ecology Lab (4 hours)

General Biology 406: Wetlands Ecology (4 hours)

General Biology 439: Freshwater and Estuarine Biology (4 hours)

General Biology 485: Conservation Biology (4 hours)

General Biology 442: Marine Biology (4 hours)

Microbiology 423: Environmental Microbiology (4 hours)

Economics 305: Urban and Regional Economics (Sustainable grown and development of locations) (3 hours)

Economics 435: Energy Economics, Markets, and Policy (Use and sustainability of traditional and alternative energy sources) (3 hours)

 

Program Outcomes

Those who earn a Southeastern Post-Baccalaureate Sustainability Certificate will develop competencies in basic issues related to sustainability, including:

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Environmental Sociology

Student will be allowed to focus on either the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or Economics.

 

For More Information:

Dean, College of Science and Technology
SLU Box 10829
Hammond, LA 70402

Tel: 985-549-2055
Fax: 985-549-3396

Email: science@southeastern.edu