The Kean University Certificate in Historic Preservation has been developed for those who desire to gain a deeper understanding of the vocabulary and discipline of historic preservation. It provides fundamentals of contemporary historic preservation practice and opportunities for in-depth studies. Students learn from a combination of academics with expertise in a variety of areas and professionals working in the field to gain a more realistic perspective on how the tangible remains of our past can be integrated within the current environment. The program is especially aimed at advocates, volunteers, local commission members, professional planners and architects, planning and zoning board members, elected officials and matriculating students in a related field.

This program in Historic Preservation draws upon many of the strongest features of Kean University including: The Department of History, the Michael Graves College of Architecture, the Robert Busch School of Design, and Liberty Hall Museum. Many classes will be cross-listed and run as credit-bearing courses for Kean University students as well as CEU courses for those in the Certificate Program and from the wider community. CEUs will be offered through the Michael Graves College of Architecture. In addition, CEUs from AIA and other appropriate bodies will be offered with certain courses as appropriate.