Earn your advanced-certificate degree online
You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students
SUNY Fredonia's Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) courses that lead to the Advanced Certificate (AC) are cross-disciplinary in nature, and meet critical needs in the fields of education, social work, counseling, medicine, criminal justice, and law. The CAST program at SUNY Fredonia was developed in conjunction with the Zero Abuse Project. The goal of the CAST curriculum is to improve the knowledge and skills of those individuals who will interact with children during the course of their careers, often as mandated reporters. Development of this knowledge will enable these professionals to recognize, react, and respond appropriately in circumstances where children are maltreated or at risk of maltreatment. Completion of the Advanced Certificate in Child Advocacy Studies does not lead to NYSED Teacher Certification.
- What's an advanced certificate?
- Advanced, or graduate, certificates are designed to provide focused study to support a particular career interest. They vary in number of credits and typically require students to have a bachelor’s degree.
What's it like to earn this degree online?
Let's put your mind at ease about online learning
- 100% Online
- This program is presented 100% online. You will not be expected to attend any classes on campus.
- Classes on your schedule
- Courses are semester based and classwork can be completed around your work and family commitments. There is no set time where you are required to log in to attend class.
- Same faculty as on-campus
- The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
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How do I enroll?
Follow these steps to start your application
- Go to the online application
- Create an account
- Complete the forms or save for later
- Pay the application fee (if applicable)
- Submit any supplemental materials, if required
- Send in your academic records
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