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Microcredential Offerings

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Microcredentials have stand-alone value, but can also complement other credentials or degrees, which is why UT institutions are focused on providing these offerings to currently enrolled students, as well as to adult working professionals and displaced workers. 

Microcredentials for Currently Enrolled Students

UT institutions are committed to producing graduates who are both broadly educated and specifically skilled. With funding support from Strada Education Network’s Beyond Completion Challenge Grant, University of Texas System academic institutions have pilot projects underway to incorporate industry microcredentials into undergraduate degree experiences.  We believe that pairing a bachelor’s degree with an industry-recognized credential will give students a competitive edge in the labor market while also enhancing their overall undergraduate experience. 

    UT Arlington

    • Certifications in the areas of health & fitness for exercise science majors
    • Health informatics certificate for public health majors
    • Adobe Certified Professional credential for studio arts majors

    UT Austin

    • Amazon Web Services Cloud Practitioner certification for English, history and design majors

    UT Dallas

    • Holocaust and genocide microcredential for history majors

    UT El Paso

    • Google Career Certificates in data analytics for psychology and sociology majors

    UT Permian Basin

    • Google Career Certificates for sociology and marketing majors

    UT Rio Grande Valley

    • Google Career Certificates for biology and English majors

    UT San Antonio

    • Google Certificate in Project Management for (TBD) majors

    UT Tyler

    • Google Career Certificates in project management for criminal justice and psychology majors 


    Additionally, because many of the top industry-created credentials are offered exclusively through the Coursera platform, UT System executed a three-year agreement with Coursera to incentivize embedding industry credentials into undergraduate degree programs and experiences at no additional costs to students.



    Microcredentials for Adult Professionals

    University of Texas institutions offer a vast array of micro-credentials designed for working adult professionals that provide lifelong learning opportunities for workforce and professional development: