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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.

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)

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

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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 mschilio@pace.edu

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

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    Pace Human Rights Badge

    Credit Badge

    Level: Undergraduate

    Instruction Method: Online and In-Person

    Earners of this badge are introduced to the histories of human rights, gender equality movements, feminist advocacy, and girls’ rights activism inside the United Nations across three sequential Women’s & Gender Studies courses. Students will experience first-hand the ways in which young people advance human rights priorities with world leaders and international actors during two key global events: International Day of the Girl (IDG) and the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

    Earning Criteria:

    WS 115C: Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies through Civic Engagement. This course can be waived if student has previously completed W115 or W166.

    WS 297F: Geographies of Girlhood

    WS 297X: Gender and Human Rights

    To learn more about and apply for the Human Rights Advocacy Badge please email ebent@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.

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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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