Higher Education Teaching
100% Online High Education Teaching Certificate Program
The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching is to prepare and develop current and future public and private sector higher education educators to design and deliver curricula effectively to diverse student bodies. The program develops educators’ understanding of higher education, its various sectors, and theories and practices for effective teaching and learning at the post-secondary level. This certificate includes 15 credits of coursework. The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education is administered through the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department.
The Higher Education Teaching Certificate includes core courses in high-impact instruction practices, adult learning theories, and higher education foundations. The high-impact instructional practices course is a unique course that prepares current and future higher education educators to facilitate and assess evidence-based practices to reach diverse student bodies. The Certificate also includes two electives, giving students the flexibility to concentrate in a particular area such as online teaching and learning or pedagogical practices for specific disciplines.
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. Between 9 and 15 credit hours from this program may articulate to the Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership.
Credits to complete this program: 15 credit hours
|TN Residents||eRate (Out of State, 100% online)||Out of State|
|$601 per credit hour||$751 per credit hour||$1442 per credit hour|
*Note, tuition discounts are available for border county students.
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Steps to Apply
Step 1 - Create your ETSU Application Account
Step 1 Create your ETSU Application Account by choosing the "Sign Up" option
Step 2 - Sign into the ETSU Application Portal
Step 2 Sign into the ETSU Application Portal and select "Start a New Application"
Step 3 - Complete the Remaining Fields
Step 3 Choose "Graduate," select your student type (domestic or international), select "Certificate," term, then choose Higher Education Teaching and complete the remainder of the form.