Online Graduate Certificate inSCHOOL SAFETY

Workplace safety is essential. When that workplace contains our children, it’s critical. By earning our graduate certificate in school safety, you can focus your career on helping to keep students, faculty and employees safe from natural and man-made threats. While our 12-credit hour certificate uses the exact same curriculum and is taught by the same faculty as our Master's of Safety, it can be completed independently of a degree program. Learn cutting-edge emergency training and response strategies from leaders in the field, and apply your newfound knowledge immediately in your career. You can use this credential as a springboard for a master’s degree or for greater responsibility in the workplace.


Earn your certificate in 1 year or less.


Complete coursework 100% online.


Learn from a veteran faculty of safety professionals with public and private sector experience.


Benefit from EKU’s interactive course delivery and discussion boards.

Rankings and Accreditation

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Included among “America’s Top Colleges”.
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Included in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of top colleges and universities.
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Ranked 7th as Top Online College for Occupational Safety Degrees.
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Designated as one of America’s most Veteran-Friendly campuses.
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SACSCOC accredited and highly respected.
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What you can learn


Safety is a leadership principle. Our online graduate certificate in school safety places a special emphasis on helping you build the mindset and skill set to take on more responsibility for keeping schools safe. Examine the potential risks and safety management strategies of educators, education administrators or risk managers. Learn how to manage loss potentials for educational service employees, students and school visitors. As with all safety-related professions, preparation is paramount. Learn to orchestrate proper emergency training and crisis response programs in compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, codes and standards.

At the heart of EKU’s safety philosophy is teamwork. Study the important role interdisciplinary collaboration plays in the effort to ensure the safety of students and faculty.

Topics of study include:
  • School Safety Principles
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Management Strategies
  • Program Development
  • School Interventions
  • Laws, Codes and Regulations
  • Crisis Response Strategies
  • School Safety Data
  • Student Assistance
  • Research Analysis
Online Graduate Certificate in

School Safety Courses

SSE 870 Principles of School Safety
This course is an introduction to school safety for educators of all levels, education administrators and risk managers. Learn to manage loss potentials for students, employees and school visitors. Progress from defining school safety to exploring the concept of safety as a leadership principle.
SSE 871 Risk Management in Schools
Examine a range of potential risks and safety management strategies appropriate for educational settings. Review appropriate laws, regulations, codes and standards, and develop safety management and crisis response strategies and programs.
SSE 872 Crisis Response, Management and Student Assistance
Study a range of emergency response, crisis management and recovery strategies appropriate for school settings and explore their effectiveness.
SSE 873 Program Development and Evaluation of Safety Interventions in Educational Settings
Learn to develop and evaluate effective school safety interventions.