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Badge Offerings

Badges you can earn from Pace

Use this list to learn about badges currently offered at Pace University. Be sure to check back frequently, as new badges are approved and added on a regular basis.

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

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    Applied Statistics Badge

    Credit Badge

    Level: Undergraduate

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners of the Applied Statistics Badge get ample training opportunities in data analysis, statistical model, and statistical programming through data examples and problem solving. Badge earners are capable of performing essential tasks (e.g., data mining and data visualization) in data-driven industries such as finance, business, marketing, and pharmaceuticals. They are also equipped with skill sets to pursue research in environment, health, economics, sports analytics, politics, social science, and all STEM areas.

    Earning Criteria:

    Completes Introduction to Statistics and two of our three 200-level statistics courses (MAT 218, 222, 225). For those who already have Introduction to Statistics, they would only need two of the three 200-level statistics courses (MAT 218, 222, 225). 200-level courses are: Applied Regression Models, Applied Multivariable Statistical Methods, and Bayesian Statistics and Modeling.

    To learn more about the Applied Statistics Badge please email bevans@pace.edu and lfastenberg@pace.edu

    Apply – New To PaceApply – Current Pace Student (DOCX)

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    Criminal Justice Risk Management badge

    Credit Badge

    Level: Undergraduate

    Instruction Method: Online and In-Person

    This badge is intended for undergraduate Pace University students to learn about the area of risk management and its significance within the areas of the criminal justice system. Special focus will be on social and political risks, and organizational difficulties in navigating and balancing critical issues and events within the system. Students will build their knowledge base on risk reduction and develop professional skills in one of the up-and-coming area of focus in criminal justice.

    Earning Criteria:

    CRJ 297– Social and Political Risks in Criminal Justice Agencies

    To learn more about the Criminal Justice Risk Management Badge please email clavery@pace.edu

    Apply – New To PaceApply – Current Pace Student (DOCX)

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    Immigration Advocacy Policy badge

    Credit Badge

    Level: Undergraduate

    Instruction Method: In-Person, Hybrid

    Designed as a credit- bearing badge for students who wish to demonstrate knowledge and competencies in the areas of immigration policy, US immigration law (both historic and regarding pending legislation), international law regarding immigrants and migrants, and asylee and refugee policy in the United States and elsewhere. Courses included in the required sequence carry AOK5/HSN credit and AOK3/WTC, while those in the “elective” sequence carry AOK5/HSN, AOK3/WTC and writing-enhanced credit. Students will thus be able to fill core requirements while completing this badge, making it highly attractive for students from a variety of majors and colleges.

    Earning Criteria:

    • POL 247 International Law and Human Rights
    • SOC 227 Border Crossing: Immigration & American Society
    • Students choose a third course from any of the following: ECO 356; HIS 113B; HIS 216; HIS 240; HIS 345;LLS 100;POL 257;POL 303M; or
    • SOC 390 (Internship—if internship is undertaken with a migration-focused organization and approved by Professors Foerster and Nayak) or
    • WS 280 (Internship-if internship is undertaken with a migration-focused organization and approved by Professors Foerster and Nayak)

    To learn more about the Immigration Advocacy and Policy Badge please email Prof Amy Foerster at afoerster@pace.edu

    Application for Current Pace Students (DOCX)

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    badge on pace votes leadership

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Undergraduate

    Instruction Method: In-Person and Virtual

    Earners of the Pace Votes Leadership Certificate have developed leadership skills related to communication, organizing, collaboration, and advocacy by engaging in voter education campaigns and exploring themes of civic engagement, social justice, and anti-racism. They have worked collaboratively with peers, staff/faculty, and community partners to develop and apply these leadership skills.

    Earning Criteria:

    Participation in monthly trainings hosted by Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) on topics of civic leadership and social justice.

    Participation in 3 hours of voter education work a month, which includes tabling, course presentations, and educational events.

    Development, implementation, and assessment of a student-led advocacy campaign that implements engagement tactics discussed in leadership trainings.

    To learn more about and apply for Pace Votes Leadership Certificate, please contact CCAR at ccarny@pace.edu.

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    Pace Peer to Peer Mentee Badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Undergraduate

    Instruction Method: Online and In-Person

    Earners of this badge will learn skills that enable them to react with thoughtful leadership and community-building skills in moments of crisis and disruption. Earners will form mentor partnerships and generate communities of care and support designed to provide guidance for moments of crisis and introduce them to one another, the University, and the NYC community. Earners will collaborate with faculty to design and implement social justice initiatives on campus and within downtown NYC.

    Earning Criteria:

    WS 002a: Crisis Leadership Mentor: A Peer to Peer Mentoring Program to Create Community, Justice and Connection During the Pandemic

    Learn more about Peer to Peer Mentorship and Leadership Training – Mentee

    To learn more about and apply for the Peer to Peer Mentorship and Leadership Training – Mentee Badge please email mnayak@pace.edu

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    Peer to Peer Mentorship Leadership Training - Mentor Badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Undergraduate

    Instruction Method: Online and In-Peron

    Earners of this badge will learn skills that enable them to react with thoughtful leadership and peer-mentoring skills in moments of crisis and disruption. Earners will form mentor partnerships and generate communities of care and support designed to provide guidance to first-year students for moments of crisis. Earners will collaborate with faculty to design and implement social justice initiatives on campus and within downtown NYC.

    Earning Criteria:

    WS 002a: Crisis Leadership Mentor: A Peer to Peer Mentoring Program to Create Community, Justice and Connection During the Pandemic

    Learn more about Peer to Peer Mentorship and Leadership Training – Mentor

    To learn more about and apply for the Peer to Peer Mentorship and Leadership Training - Mentor Badge please email mnayak@pace.edu.

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    Pace Women's Leadership Badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Undergraduate

    Instruction Method: Online and In-Person

    Earners of the Women's Leadership Certificate have developed leadership skills related to collaboration and teamwork, creative and critical thinking, relationships, communication, goal setting, self-development, inclusion, and equity. They have worked individually, with mentors, and in organizations to develop and strengthen their leadership skills.

    Earning Criteria:

    Sustained participation in at least 1 registered student organization – attendance at a minimum of 5 organization meetings and/or position on a student organization’s e-board.

    Participation in at least 3 service learning experiences (in addition to AOK1 required hours).

    Participation in at least 2 additional practical applications including internships, academic competitions, conferences, employer site visits, developing your own event and/or other professional development or political action activities.

    Badge earner must submit an essay (minimum 2 pages) reflecting on these experiences as well as describing leadership competencies they gained in the process.

    Learn more about Women’s Leadership Certificate

    The Women’s Leadership Certificate Badge is only available to students currently enrolled in the Women’s Leadership Initiative. To learn more about and apply for the Women’s Leadership Certificate Badge please email ezaslow@pace.edu.

School of Education

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    Learning to Work with Students with Special Neeeds Badge

    Credit Badge

    Level: Graduate

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners of this badge will be provided with the foundational skills and knowledge for working with students with disabilities and at multiple ability levels through coursework that addresses diverse learning and learning strategies, differentiated instruction, history of special education. Effective special education is a critical need throughout the NYC region. As students continue to be taught in more fully inclusive educational settings, now more than ever before all teachers must have an understanding of how to effectively teach and educate all learners.

    Earning Criteria:

    For individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree - ED 670 Trends and Issues in Special Education and ED 675 Literacy for Students with Disabilities.

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    For individuals with Teacher’s Certification - ED 675 Literacy for Students with Disabilities and ED 677 Students with Severe Disabilities.

    Learn more about Learning to Work with Students with Special Needs: A Badge for Special Education.

    Apply – New to PaceApply – Current Pace Student (DOCX)

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    Pace Literacy Badge

    Credit Badge

    Level: Graduate

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners of this badge have developed expertise in the literacy education field with competencies in children's and adolescents' multicultural literature, digital composing for storytelling, media production formats for teaching and learning, reading strategies and writing development. Teachers will have strengthened their knowledge of literacy and technology use for teaching and learning. Coaching and mentoring approaches for specialists are enriched.

    Earning Criteria:

    ED 754 Literature and Digital Storytelling

    ED 758 Instructional Approaches for Teaching Writing, Digital Composing, and Media Production

    Learn more about Literacy Enrichment: Reading, Writing, and Digital Technology

    Apply – New to PaceApply – Current Pace Student (DOCX)

Seidenberg School of CSIS

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    Pace Seidenberg Summer Scholars Badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Undergraduate/Pre-College

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners of the Seidenberg Scholars badge will have developed basic game development skills, including designing 2D games using software like Unity. They are familiar with sprites, tiles, collisions, game physics, audio, and creating your own behaviors through scripting in C#.

    Earning Criteria:

    Complete two 2D games that fulfill the programming requirements of the class.

    Present finished games to the instructor.

    Learn more about and register for the Seidenberg Scholars – Game Development

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    Pace Seidenberg Summer Scholars Credit Badge

    Credit Badge

    Level: Undergraduate

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners of the Seidenberg Scholars badge will have developed basic game development skills, including designing 2D games using software like Unity. They are familiar with sprites, tiles, collisions, game physics, audio, and creating your own behaviors through scripting in C#. This badge leads to three college credits which can be applied to your undergraduate degree at Pace University’s Seidenberg School.

    Earning Criteria:

    Complete two 2D games that fulfill the programming requirements of the class.

    Present finished games to the instructor.

    Learn more about and register for the Seidenberg Scholars – Game Development (Credit Bearing Badge)

Continuing Education and Professional Development

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    Blueprint Reading Certificate Badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Continuing Education and Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Online and In-Person

    Earners of the Blueprint Reading badge have completed the Introduction to Blueprint Reading, Intermediate Blueprint Reading, and Advanced Blueprint Reading courses. They have developed the skills needed to read and understand advanced construction drawings. They are competent in skills such as reading different types of construction drawings and understanding architectural and engineering scales, dimension, and area drawings.

    Earning Criteria:

    Complete the Introduction to Blueprint Reading, Intermediate Blueprint Reading, and Advanced Blueprint Reading course.

    Learn more about the Blueprint Reading Badge

    Learn more about and register for the Blueprint Reading courses

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    career services certification higher education career preparation

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Continuing Education and Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners of this badge will: learn about career resources offered to students and alumni, counseling techniques, assessment tests, data analysis methods, marketing to drive student participation, and ways to partner with employers; assist students and alumni with creating or updating resumes and job and internship searches; provide interview preparation and mock interviews; conduct career related workshops; work with student organizations to provide programming; research student placements.

    Earning Criteria:

    Complete Career Service Intern Training Sessions. Modules include: Exploring Values Interests, Personality, Skills; Resume Writing: Don’t Let a Resume be Eliminated by the Bots; Pitch Perfect: 30-Seconds of Personal Branding ; Uncover the Truth of Cover Letters (and thank you too!); Online Profiles; Jobs Search Strategies; Information Interviewing; Data Report for Career Services; Social Media and Career Services.

    Asynchronous, virtual training and assessment modules in Classes: INSPIRE Program overview; Rock Your Resume; CPT Guidelines; Winning Strategies for a Job Search; Ace Your Interview

    Complete internship assignment with Career Services' Counseling Team. Acquire real-world experience with students and recent alumni via 1:1 appointments, workshops, employer spotlights, panels, and career fairs. Acquire skills to understand data and goals, and career preparation strategies to drive student success.

    To learn more about and register for the Career Services Certification: Higher Education Career Preparation Badge please email careers@pace.edu.

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    badge of career service certification for higher education employer relations

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Continuing Education and Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Online and In-Person

    Earners of this badge will be Career Services interns. Interns will: Meet weekly with Director Employer Relations for supervision and professional development; attend Employer Spotlights and Employer Relations meetings; participate in Career Fairs; support the logistics and facilitation of employers in Tech Troubleshooting Zoom Room; shadow supervisors on business development calls; pull daily jobs/internship reports to learn trends; prepare a weekly outreach list from contacts ("hot leads").

    Earning Criteria:

    Synchronous virtual training modules:

    • Exploring Values Interests, Personality, Skills
    • Resume Writing: Don’t Let a Resume be Eliminated by the Bots
    • Pitch Perfect: 30-Seconds of Personal Branding
    • Uncover the Truth of Cover Letters (and thank you too!)
    • Online Profiles
    • Jobs Search Strategies
    • Information Interviewing
    • Data Report for Career Services
    • Social Media and Career Services

    Asynchronous, virtual training and assessment modules:

    • INSPIRE Program overview
    • Rock Your Resume
    • CPT Guidelines
    • Winning Strategies for a Job Search
    • Ace Your Interview

    To learn more about and register for the Career Services Certification: Higher Education Employer Relations Badge please email careers@pace.edu.

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    Career services certification higher ed operations

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Continuing Education and Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners will gain: mastery of the collection process, analysis and reporting of student and recent graduate outcomes; understanding of how Operations units assemble data for report generation; insight in supporting Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research in a University; competence in collecting and organizing data with a focus on quality assurance and verification; skill in project management, delegation, program assessment, and identifying learning outcomes.

    Earning Criteria:

    Career Services Intern Training sessions. Modules include: Synchronous virtual training modules in Zoom; Exploring Values Interests, Personality, Skills; Resume Writing: Don’t Let a Resume be Eliminated by the Bots; Pitch Perfect: 30-Seconds of Personal Branding; Uncover the Truth of Cover Letters (and thank you too!); Online Profiles; Jobs Search Strategies; Information Interviewing; Data Report for Career Services ; Social Media and Career Services

    Asynchronous, virtual training and assessment modules in Classes/Brightspace: INSPIRE Program overview; Rock Your Resume; CPT Guidelines; Winning Strategies for a Job Search Assessment

    Learning Outcome Training Data Analytics and Database Structure/Maintenance Training

    Complete internship assignment with Career Services' Operations Team. Acquire real-world experience in higher education operations and assessment through the lens of Career Services. Acquire skills to understand data and utilize to drive student success.

    To learn more about and register for the Career Services Certification: Higher Education Career Operations Badge please email careers@pace.edu.

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    international students professional readiness education program badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Hybrid

    This badge will be awarded to Pace students who complete the required modules as listed in the International Student Professional Readiness Education Program (INSPIRE). Earners of the INSPIRE Program certification will develop the career readiness competencies to gain entry to pre-professional and professional roles as well as to ensure successful integration into the workplace culture. They will demonstrate proficiency in career exploration and planning, resume writing, interviewing, professional branding, and job search strategies. The badge will offer the tools to identify career goals and develop plans for reaching them, gain awareness of strengths and areas for development, build professional relationships, self-advocate effectively, and seek opportunities to build skills for supporting a successful career trajectory.

    Earning Criteria:

    Completion of six modules and assessments:

    • Explore and Join a Community
    • Rock Your Resume
    • International Student Guide to Gaining Experience in the US
    • LinkedIn and Handshake Profiles
    • Pitch and Interviewing
    • Search for Internships and Jobs

    To learn more about the International Student Professional Readiness Education Program (INSPIRE) Certification Badge, please email Career Services at careers@pace.edu.

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    Construction Project Management Certificate Badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Continuing Education and Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Online and In-Person

    Earners of the Construction Project Management certification have developed the entry-level knowledge and skills needed for a construction-oriented profession. They are competent in skills such as project cost estimation, project scheduling, and managing key business concepts in the field of construction.

    Earning Criteria:

    Complete Construction Project Management course.

    Learn more about and register for the Construction Project Management Certificate.

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    Essential Workplace Skills Badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Continuing Education and Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners of the Essential Workplace Skills badge have developed basic skills needed to function effectively in the modern workplace. They have demonstrated competence in time management, team building and problem solving, as well as basic leadership skills.

    Earning Criteria:

    Successfully complete three 20-hour Career Skills Development courses that qualify towards this badge. Qualifying courses are: Leadership Workshop; Problem Solving and Decision Making; Team Work and Team Building; Time Management; Cross Cultural Communication in the Workplace; Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset; New Approaches to Digital Marketing and Social Media.

    Learn more about and register for the Essential Workplace Skills Badge.

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    badge on open educational resources

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Continuing Education and Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Online

    This badge will be awarded to Pace employees that complete the required modules as listed in the Open Educational Resources (OER) Badging program. Earners of the Open Educational Resources Badge will demonstrate proficiency in defining and describing OER characteristics; describe methods on how OER can be used in teaching and learning; provide an understanding for OER Creative Commons (CC) licensing; and provide methods for the adoption and integration of OER materials into University courses.

    Earning Criteria:

    Completion of three asynchronous training and assessment modules:

    • Identifying, Finding, and Adopting OER
    • Customizing and Integrating OER
    • Creating, Licensing, and Publishing

    To learn more about the Open Educational Resources Badge, please email Sue Maxam, Assistant Provost, Special Programs and Retention Initiatives, at smaxam@pace.edu.

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    Pace Career Development Badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Continuing Education and Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners of the Pace University Career Development Program badge have completed a series of sessions focused on career awareness, personal and professional development, and career decision-making skills. They will complete an individualized strengths assessment, participate in career coaching, career development programs, and an independent career planning project.

    Earning Criteria:

    Complete Pace University’s Career Development Program

    Present an individual career plan project.

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    badge that says Professional Legal English Skills

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Continuing Education and Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Online & In- Person

    Earners of the Professional Legal English Skills badge have developed skills in basic legal writing, reading legal materials and basic oral communication skills commonly used in the practice of law. They are able to produce accurate and appropriate written legal documents such as briefs, reports, and memos. They are able to extract key components of legal cases and texts, such as the rule of law, and produce reports, briefs, and memos utilizing key components of legal texts. They are able to identify legal reasoning in oral arguments and to participate in discussions, presentations, and oral arguments.

    Earning Criteria:

    Legal Writing Course – 20 Hours

    Reading Legal Materials Course – 20 Hours

    Legal Listening and Speaking Skills Course – 20 Hours

    Learn more about and register for the Professional Legal English Skills Badge Badge.

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    Psychology for the Global Workplace Badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Continuing Education and Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners of the Psychology for the Global Workplace badge have developed basic skills and knowledge to use psychology effectively in the global workplace. They have demonstrated competence in learning effectively and applying psychological awareness to various workplace situations such as working with children, working in a multi-cultural environment, starting a new business and working with customers.

    Earning Criteria:

    Badge earners must successfully complete at least three 20-hour Career Skills Development courses that qualify towards this badge. Qualifying courses are: Child Psychology and Development; Multicultural Psychology; Psychology in the Workplace; Consumer Behavior; Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset: First Steps Towards Success; Learning How to Learn.

    Learn more about and register for the Psychology for the Global Workplace Badge.

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    Workplace Communication Skills Badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Continuing Education and Professional Development

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners of the Workplace Communication Skills badge have developed essential skills needed to communicate effectively at work. They have demonstrated competence in verbal and written skills including giving presentations, communicating across cultures and communicating effectively with customers.

    Earning Criteria:

    Badge earners must successfully complete at least three 20-hour Career Skills Development courses that qualify towards this badge. Qualifying courses are: Professional Writing Skills, Cross-Cultural Communication in the Workplace, Professional Presentation Skills, Communicating Effectively with Customers.

    Learn more about and register for the Workplace Communication Skills Badge.

Job Skills for Students

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    Customer Service Program Badge

    Non-Credit Badge

    Level: Undergraduate

    Instruction Method: Online

    Earners understand, recognize the importance of and model best practices in customer service to promote success in on-campus positions. They will be able to: define and recognize the importance of customer service; identify customers and their expectations in a professional setting; identify and commit to Pace's Service Values and Standards; build communication skills; use service driven expressions; understand how mindset can impact service delivery; assist with difficult customer situations.

    Earning Criteria:

    This badge is open to matriculated Pace University students only.

    Completion of 3 synchronous online modules with activities; each module is 90 minutes. Module 1: Service Values; Module 2: Customer Service Communication; Module 3: The Service Mindset.

    To learn more about and apply for the Customer Service for Students Badge please email Paula King, Director of Career Counseling at pking@pace.edu