Training & Development Certificate

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  • Are you looking to build and validate your professional skills?

  • Are you looking to differentiate yourself in a competitive job market?

  • Are you looking to broaden your career opportunities?

  • Are you looking to enhance your professional expertise?

Program Overview

Stockton's Training and Development Certificate prepares professionals to enhance their skills and knowledge and to develop effective in-house training and other programs to increase workplace performance. This one-year, accelerated program provides a foundation for the necessary skills for transferring learning to practical, on-the-job application; for developing and evaluating authentic learning experiences aligned with enterprise business objectives; and for engaging participants during learning experiences.

The Training and Development Certificate provides a great way to gain specialized knowledge that will set you apart from the competition. Earning an undergraduate or graduate certificate from Stockton can enhance your existing bachelor's or master's degree and improve your marketability for current and future employers in this fluctuating job market.

This program is offered in a unique and convenient format in which the student chooses the course delivery method. If you want to attend face-to-face, online, or utilize a blended approach, the choice is yours. Opportunities for face-to-face and online collaboration are integrated through each class. The student can choose their class format on a weekly basis or at the start of each term. This flexibility allows the student to obtain the necessary learning opportunities at his or her own pace.


Quality academic instruction provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to be effective in today's complex business world.

The Training and Development Certificate is offered in an online format. This structure will facilitate optional synchronous meetings and encourage online collaboration projects, so that students will be equipped with strong communication skills as they complete the degree. This flexibility allows the student to obtain the necessary learning opportunities at his or her own pace.

The Training and Development Certificate is offering six courses in this one-year accelerated program:

Human Performance Improvement and Tools (Summer)

Project Management (Summer)

Learning Design and Technology (Fall Sub term A)

Adult Learning (Fall Sub term B)

Special Topics (Spring)

Grant Writing (Spring)

Admissions Criteria

Application Deadline 

While graduate admissions selection committees review applications until the start of the semester, by applying prior to the Priority Deadline, you can ensure that your transition to Stockton is as smooth as possible: you will be invited to the New Student Orientation Event, and have access to priority registration which means you may have more options for monthly installments of a payment plan, as well as greater options for class selection.

Priority Deadlines

Fall: July 1
Spring: December 1


To apply to this Certificate program as a matriculated graduate student you must submit the following:

  1. Click here to start your application
  2. Application fee: $50 (non-refundable), submitted with your online application
  3. Graduate essay
  4. Three current letters of recommendation sent electronically via the online application
  5. Resume
  6. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (including Stockton) should be mailed, emailed, or dropped off directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions

    By mail:
    Office of Graduate Admissions, N-Wing 007a
    101 Vera King Farris Drive
    Galloway, NJ 08205-9441


Prospective students are encouraged to attend as Information Session or Open House to learn more about this program. Please click on the following link for the Graduate Events Calendar and to register for an event.

Register for an Information session

Registration Information

Non-Matriculated Option: Register for University Credit as a Non-Matriculated Student.

Graduate Students: If you are not currently enrolled in any of Stockton's undergraduate or graduate programs, you must register as a Non-Matriculated Student. Once you are registered, you will be able to add the course via your goStockton Portal.

Non-Stockton Students with a master's degree: Take up to two courses (6 credits) as a non-matriculated student by filling out the Graduate Non-Matriculated Registration Form.

Matriculated Option:

Graduate Students may apply to the Training and Development Certificate Program. The benefits of applying include a Certificate of Graduate Study at the end of the program and priority registration (view the admissions criteria below).

Professional Development (non-credit) Option:

Anyone interested in taking courses for professional development hours may also take the five Training and Development courses. Registration for this option is directly through the SRI-ETTC Website.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to e-mail or call the Office of Graduate Admissions at 609-626-3640.