Cybersecurity: Awareness and Education(XAW)


Broadly recognized as a critical service supporting the modern workforce and educational institutions, cybersecurity is no longer the domain of a single individual or department. Emerging from a renewed focus on fostering cultures of cyber security within schools, and families, there is an ever increasing need for trained cybersecurity educators and awareness specialists who focus on the unique needs of educational settings. The Cybersecurity Awareness & Education graduate certificate provides students with an advanced introduction to cybersecurity awareness and training, preparing them for roles as leaders and educators throughout K – 12 schools and higher education.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered fully online and at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredit university with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Open to any undergraduate degree, but preference for degrees in Education, Computer Science or related programs.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.




12 credit hours are required for the certificate.

  •  EME 6480 – Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety (3)
  •  RED 6449 – Literacy & Technology (3)
  •  EDG 6441 – Cyber Security in the Schools (3)


Please select one course from the following.

  •  EME 6053 – Internet in Education (3)
  •  EME 6271 – Technology Leadership in Education (3)

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

5 years

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Course credits earned in the certificate may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


Nathan Fisk

Todd Boyd