Graduate Certificate Programs in Education

Obtaining a graduate certificate can help individuals to improve their specialized skills and knowledge, and it can also increase the chances of finding a rewarding and fulfilling career upon graduation. This academic program can be used to meet the educational needs of professionals, and it may also be used as a stepping-stone to a master’s degree. What is a graduate certificate in educatio… Read more

Obtaining a graduate certificate can help individuals to improve their specialized skills and knowledge, and it can also increase the chances of finding a rewarding and fulfilling career upon graduation. This academic program can be used to meet the educational needs of professionals, and it may also be used as a stepping-stone to a master’s degree.

What is a graduate certificate in education? This academic course prepares students for a leadership position in many fields of education, from public to private and governmental or non-profit, and it can provide necessary learning for students who wish to continue their training and go on to earn a graduate degree. Classes in the graduate certificate program cover pertinent education topics such as academic policy analysis, educational outreach, and instructional technology, and students are taught to view and understand education in an economic, historic, political, and social context.

There are several benefits to earning a graduate certificate for students. For example, students improve basic skills such as reading, writing, and communication, while also expanding their knowledge of educational theory, applied instruction, and curriculum development.

Earning a graduate certificate in education can be completed in as little as a semester, or it may take up to two years, depending on the school and its academic program. Because of this, the cost to earn a graduate certificate can vary widely for each individual.

Individuals who graduate with a certificate in education can find employment in many different educational careers. Students can work as directors at private or charter schools, as teachers and instructors in public or private schools, or as educators in adult education classes. They may also work as instructors in pre-K or similar infant/toddler programs, in government positions, or they may lead non-profit educational outreach programs for disenfranchised individuals within the community.

If you would like to learn more about earning a graduate certificate in education, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Barking & Dagenham College
Dagenham, United Kingdom

Are you aiming to advance or begin your career in teaching? Run in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), this innovative programme provides you with the ... +

Are you aiming to advance or begin your career in teaching? Run in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), this innovative programme provides you with the broadest possible exposure to professional practice, experience and a variety of teaching methods, as you develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding to flourish in teaching. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Kansas State University Global Campus
USA Online, USA

The educational technology graduate certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to create, use and manage appropriate technological processes and res ... +

The educational technology graduate certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to create, use and manage appropriate technological processes and resources. Courses focus on the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
 
American University Online
Washington, USA

American University's online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics builds the foundational skills you need to manage these programs by applying a ... +

American University's online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics builds the foundational skills you need to manage these programs by applying and adapting proven analytic methodologies to improve learning. -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
9 months
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
Lewis University Online
Romeoville, USA

In as little as 12 months, earn your Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership offered conveniently online at Lewis University. The program delves into the skills ne ... +

In as little as 12 months, earn your Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership offered conveniently online at Lewis University. The program delves into the skills needed to effectively manage student services, advising and assisting student needs through courses that teach theoretical and academic knowledge to lead within the field. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

This graduate certificate program is designed to prepare students to teach English as a Second (or Foreign) Language in Canada and/or overseas.

This graduate certificate program is designed to prepare students to teach English as a Second (or Foreign) Language in Canada and/or overseas. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
08 Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

UTS is a world-leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. Th ... +

UTS is a world-leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course provides learners with the opportunity to gain knowledge over the professional domains of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and applied linguistics. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba, Australia +2 More

The Graduate Certificate of Education provides flexibility for students to select courses that best advance their applied knowledge and skills in relation to advancing their c ... +

The Graduate Certificate of Education provides flexibility for students to select courses that best advance their applied knowledge and skills in relation to advancing their careers. The Graduate Certificate of Education also provides a pathway into the USQ Education Master’s portfolio. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
English
Campus
Online
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

Candidates for the AA Level, Ed.S in Library Education Media, come from various school library settings-- rural, urban and suburban. The AA candidates represent diverse ethnic ... +

Candidates for the AA Level, Ed.S in Library Education Media, come from various school library settings-- rural, urban and suburban. The AA candidates represent diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They bring to the course of study their expertise in the areas of collection development, curriculum support, technology integration, peer collaboration, media management, and legal issues. During the course of their professional studies, candidates engage in courses that enrich their research skills, assist in refining curriculum connections between the media center and the classroom, allow them to focus attention on legal issues related to school media programs, and foster growth in content areas. The required LEM courses engage candidates in reflective thinking as they discuss topics, engage in research, and design materials that demonstrate they are decision-makers. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Madonna University
Livonia, USA

The graduate certificate in Online Instruction provides a theoretical and practical basis for developing online instruction in a variety of settings, including higher educatio ... +

The graduate certificate in Online Instruction provides a theoretical and practical basis for developing online instruction in a variety of settings, including higher education and corporate training. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Bond University
Robina, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a full-time program designed to provide initial training for teachers of English as a Second Language. It provides the basis for language ... +

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a full-time program designed to provide initial training for teachers of English as a Second Language. It provides the basis for language teaching methodology and its practical applications. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
18 weeks
Jan 2020
Campus
Online
 
Virginia International University
Fairfax, USA

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL program prepares future graduates for the world of work as language teaching specialists in the field of English language teaching. Graduates ... +

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL program prepares future graduates for the world of work as language teaching specialists in the field of English language teaching. Graduates of the TESOL program are qualified to work in many different educational environments both in the US and abroad. -
Graduate Certificate
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Orono, USA

Each year, two key insights of the National Writing Project are enacted in the annual institute of the Maine Writing Project — a six-credit course sequence at UMaine.

Each year, two key insights of the National Writing Project are enacted in the annual institute of the Maine Writing Project — a six-credit course sequence at UMaine. -
Graduate Certificate
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba, Australia +1 More

Learning does not stop once we leave school. It is now an intrinsic part of the contemporary work environment. There is a growing demand for educators who are able to design, ... +

Learning does not stop once we leave school. It is now an intrinsic part of the contemporary work environment. There is a growing demand for educators who are able to design, implement and deliver a range of learning opportunities for adults in the workplace and the wider community. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
English
Campus
Online
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba, Australia +1 More

USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (Curriculum and Pedagogy) is ideal for existing and aspiring education leaders who wish to enhance their knowledge of curricula develop ... +

USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (Curriculum and Pedagogy) is ideal for existing and aspiring education leaders who wish to enhance their knowledge of curricula development and pedagogical practice in contemporary educational settings. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
English
Campus
Online
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

The Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership at Alabama State University builds on the knowledge and abilities developed at the Class A (Master’s degree) level. Cand ... +

The Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership at Alabama State University builds on the knowledge and abilities developed at the Class A (Master’s degree) level. Candidates will use their skills to create and practice successful instructional leadership. Program emphasis will be placed on the development of shared leadership practices with stakeholders in improving student achievement, especially parents and teachers. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus