The Higher Education Teaching Graduate Certificate Program is a 15-credit program of study designed to provide the learner with specific pedagogical and curriculum design tools for the higher education environment. The focus of the program is to further educate college and university faculty and those who seek higher education teaching positions.
In addition to the admissions criteria set by the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, the following will be required for consideration for acceptance into this certificate program:
1. Demonstrate an interest in higher education teaching;
2. Have at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the most current awarded degree;
3. Possess a graduate degree or concurrent enrollment in a graduate degree with completion of at least one semester of study.
Application materials to be submitted to the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies include:
1. An application;
2. A one-page letter (essay) stating interest in the Higher Education Teaching graduate certificate program;
3. Transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended;
4. A vita or resume;
5. Contact information for two references
All applications will be evaluated by an admission committee composed of faculty members of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Applicants will be evaluated on (1) GPA in most recent degree; (2) professional work experience; (3) prior teaching positions/demonstrated interest in higher education teaching; and (4) writing ability. Applicants are encouraged to address their related accomplishments, goals, and interest in higher education teaching in the essay and in their vita.
Higher Education Teaching, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 15 credits
|Advisor Approved Credits||6 credits|
Required Courses: 9 credits
- ELPA 6230 - High-Impact Higher Education Instructional Practices (3 credits)
- ELPA 6563 - The Adult Learner (3 credits)
Choose one of the following:
- ELPA 5820 - Higher Education in America (3 credits)
- ELPA 7110 - Community Colleges in the United States (3 credits)
- ELPA 7120 - History of American Higher Education (3 credits)
Advisor Approved Electives: 6 credits
- Any course with advisor approval (6 credits)
9-15 credits will articulate to the Educational Leadership, Ed.D (Higher Education Leadership Concentration).