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UT Tyler Announces Partnership in UT System’s Grow with Google Initiative

Programming will make Google Career Certifications available to UT Tyler students 

TYLER (December 20, 2022) – The University of Texas at Tyler has recently announced its  partnership in UT System’s Grow with Google initiative that will make Google Career Certifications  available to students across eight UT System academic institutions. UT System’s announcement  earlier this month marks Google’s largest university partnership to date. 

Through this initiative and with the support of the Coursera platform, UT System institutions,  including UT Tyler, will embed the certificates into undergraduate degree programs and co curricular experiences at no additional cost to students. 

“We are both delighted and fortunate to participate in UT System’s Grow with Google initiative,”  said Amir Mirmiran, PhD, UT Tyler provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.  “Faculty can identify opportunities to match certificates with programs of study and provide  students with access to the Career Certificate courses on the Coursera platform, further positioning  students for great success in the modern workforce upon graduation.” 

Grow with Google Career Certifications can be completed in less than six months and include  Project Management, UX Design, Data Analytics, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce, IT Support and  IT Automation with Python. In addition to the Grow with Google program, UT Tyler currently has  access to the full Coursera Catalog, which includes over 5,300 courses and over 2,000 virtual labs.  

“Our criminal justice and psychology departments have already launched programs including Grow  with Google Career Certificates, and more opportunities are on the way for UT Tyler students,” said Poonam Kumar, EdD, UT Tyler associate provost for online and continuing education. “UT Tyler  continues to identify micro-credential and certificate opportunities to ensure that graduates are  broadly educated and specifically skilled for 21st century careers.” 

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With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler  recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as UT  Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and  UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education,  cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research  institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in  Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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