Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Labor Relations
Intended for professionals in the field of public sector labor relations, for those in public sector human resources management who wish to upgrade their skills in labor relations, or for those who are beginning their careers and wish to prepare for a career working in or with public sector labor relations, this certificate provides essential knowledge held in high esteem by employers seeking to take advantage of that most valuable resource, the human resource.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Labor Relations:
- PAD 509 – Workplace Democracy (4 credit hours)
- PAD/LES 468 – Labor Arbitration or Choice of: LES 463: Labor Law or LES 452: Nondiscrimination Laws in Employment (4 credit hours)
- PAD 511 Collective Bargaining (4 credit hours)
Note: To qualify for the Public Sector Labor Relations Certificate, students must earn a grade of B or better in each of the classes in order to qualify for the certificate. A B- does not qualify.
Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and meet campus requirements for admission to graduate study. Candidates for the certificates will be expected to complete course requirements with a grade of B or better, a level of competency required for satisfactory certificate completion. Students may retake a course one time to have the better grade substitute for a lesser grade if necessary. The fact of the retake but not the lower grade will appear on any subsequent transcript obtained from UIS.
If after completing the certificate or while you are taking certificate courses, you decide you would like to use these classes towards a full Master of Arts Degree in Legal Studies, contact the Legal Studies Department to explore the possibilities.
How to Apply
You must first submit an application to the University (UIS) to be a non-degree seeking student. You must specify that you want the Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Labor Relations. The application form is available online. It must be accompanied by an application fee.
Please Remember: Not all classes are offered each semester or even each year. The Legal Studies Department will endeavor to offer at least one or two classes for certificate pursuing students each semester during the regular academic year (excluding summer), but they may not be the same classes each year.