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A graduate certificate is awarded to students who have completed a one to two year program at a university. Students in these programs have usually earned an undergraduate degree and are seeking more training and education without pursuing a full-scale graduate degree.

What is a graduate certificate in teaching? Many students in this program will have the choice to pursue either a general course or a specialized course. Specializations can include business, math, science, art, language and similar subjects. The coursework for the program will focus on effective teaching strategies, how to work with diverse groups of students, teaching ethics and related topics. Additionally, students might have a student-teaching requirement where they engage in real classroom experiences.

After completing their graduate certificate, students have increased their level of training and professional skills, which can lead to more expansive job opportunities. Additionally, these jobs may be higher in position or offer an increased salary. Some graduates have even received promotions in their current positions.

The total cost for your graduate certificate will depend on the duration of your course, the institution your choosing and the type of instruction you select. For instance, many students elect to take a greater number of online courses to reduce the cost of their program.

While some students will go on to pursue advanced degrees in teaching, many enter directly into the workforce as entry-level teachers and teaching assistants. Due to their higher level of training, some graduates may find they are eligible for tenure sooner as they display a strong command of the classroom. Additionally, graduates also find work in educational policy positions.

If you are interested in pursuing this graduate certificate, consider online options for their schedule flexibility and access to remote instruction. 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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Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledg ... [+]

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions.

The Ed.S. degree is offered in the areas of early childhood education, elementary education, instructional leadership, library education media, reading, school and clinical mental health counseling, and social studies/secondary education (subject areas in which the master’s degree was earned).

These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. As an integral part of the University, the COE is committed to serving the communities in Alabama through its educational programs and related activities. As it works to carry out its mission, the COE ensures that initial and advanced programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional education personnel are aligned with the expectations of national, state, professional and institutional standards.... [-]

USA Montgomery
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledg ... [+]

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions.

The Ed.S. degree is offered in the areas of early childhood education, elementary education, instructional leadership, library education media, reading, school and clinical mental health counseling, and mathematics/secondary education (subject areas in which the master’s degree was earned).

These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. As an integral part of the University, the COE is committed to serving the communities in Alabama through its educational programs and related activities. As it works to carry out its mission, the COE ensures that initial and advanced programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional education personnel are aligned with the expectations of national, state, professional and institutional standards.... [-]

USA Montgomery
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledg ... [+]

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions.

The Ed.S. degree is offered in the areas of early childhood education, elementary education, instructional leadership, library education media, reading, school and clinical mental health counseling, and history/secondary education (subject areas in which the master’s degree was earned).

These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. As an integral part of the University, the COE is committed to serving the communities in Alabama through its educational programs and related activities. As it works to carry out its mission, the COE ensures that initial and advanced programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional education personnel are aligned with the expectations of national, state, professional and institutional standards.... [-]

USA Montgomery
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledg ... [+]

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. The Ed.S. degree is offered in the areas of early childhood education, elementary education, instructional leadership, library education media, reading, school and clinical mental health counseling, and secondary education (subject areas in which the master’s degree was earned). These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. As an integral part of the University, the COE is committed to serving the communities in Alabama through its educational programs and related activities. As it works to carry out its mission, the COE ensures that initial and advanced programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional education personnel are aligned with the expectations of national, state, professional and institutional standards. In addition to being formally admitted to The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School, all applicants to traditional teacher education or instructional leadership programs (M.Ed., AA, Ed.S.) must provide the following information to the Graduate School Dean: 1. A copy of the applicant’s valid teaching certificate (B for master’s, A for AA) with proper endorsement; 2. An evaluation of teaching effectiveness; and 3. Verification of... [-]

USA Montgomery
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledg ... [+]

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. As an integral part of the University, the COE is committed to serving the communities in Alabama through its educational programs and related activities. As it works to carry out its mission, the COE ensures that initial and advanced programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional education personnel are aligned with the expectations of national, state, professional and institutional standards. In addition to being formally admitted to The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School, all applicants to traditional teacher education or instructional leadership programs (M.Ed., AA, Ed.S.) must provide the following information to the Graduate School Dean: 1. A copy of the applicant’s valid teaching certificate (B for master’s, A for AA) with proper endorsement; 2. An evaluation of teaching effectiveness; and 3. Verification of experience (using SDE Form EXP). NOTE: The State Department of Education requires that individuals enrolled in graduate education programs have a minimum number of years of teaching or successful professional experience:... [-]

USA Montgomery
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

The AA in Teacher Leadership program creates teachers who will become change agents who positively affect their classrooms, schools, communities, and school districts as ... [+]

The AA in Teacher Leadership program creates teachers who will become change agents who positively affect their classrooms, schools, communities, and school districts as well as the national conversation about educational change. Specifically, the program is for teachers who will remain in their classrooms while assuming leadership roles in the schools and in the larger context of the school community. The program is developed around a set of academic and field experiences that provide knowledge and skills for leadership in collaboration, writing for change, reflective thinking, problem solving, and the advocacy of excellence in education.

The Teacher Leadership program is designed for teachers who desire to develop their leadership skills and who wish to remain in the classroom. The program approaches leadership from the perspectives of exemplary teaching, continuous learning for all, a need to balance change with stability and the importance of peaceful existence in a diverse community of learners. To that end, teachers will enhance their abilities to lead not only in their classrooms, but also in the school at large by working with curriculum, becoming mentor/master teachers, developing new programs, and through a variety of other activities that improve schooling for all children.... [-]

USA Montgomery
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Virginia International University

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. Grad ... [+]

Program Highlights

Have you always dreamed of exploring and experiencing other cultures and countries? Do you want to travel abroad to teach English in the US and many other countries of the world? Do you want to be successful and make your dreams reality?

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.

The program seeks to be a pioneer in the field of language teaching by building a curriculum that includes the recommendations from employers in the community during the creation and development of new courses overall goals. This provides graduates with a needed edge in their job search, as the curriculum is focused on providing employers what they are looking for in current and future candidates.... [-]

USA Fairfax
August 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Online & Campus Combined
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

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. ... [+]

General Overview Teacher – Consultant in Writing Certificate

The importance of high-quality teachers in every classroom is a recognized priority in American education. The teaching of writing, in particular, has been identified as a high-profile concern in our schools and colleges. The National Writing Project was founded in 1974, and the University of Maine (UMaine) became a site of the National Writing Project in 1997. Since that time, both organizations have come to be identified not just with quality writing instruction, but also with developing professional development leaders for writing and literacy generally in their own schools and at the state and national level.

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. First, effective professional development programs provide frequent and ongoing opportunities for teachers to write as well as to examine literacy theory and teaching practice together. Second, teachers who are well informed and effective in their practice can be successful teachers of other teachers as well as partners in educational research, development, and implementation. Collectively, teacher-leaders are our greatest resource for educational reform. This teacher-led approach to professional development has been shown to be effective at achieving long-term, systemic improvement. Accordingly, there is value to participants, administrators, and communities at every level in a certificate that recognizes those who have completed the full, twelve-credit complement of courses within the writing project program at the University of Maine.... [-]

USA Orono
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

Maine has established a new requirement that teachers working in public school Pre-K classrooms must hold, or be working toward, Endorsement 081: Early Childhood Teacher. ... [+]

General Overview Early Childhood Teacher Certificate

Maine has established a new requirement that teachers working in public school Pre-K classrooms must hold, or be working toward, Endorsement 081: Early Childhood Teacher. K-8 certified teachers can apply for the four required courses in this certificate in partial fulfillment of the State’s requirements for the 081 endorsements. Educational Objectives:

Teachers will be prepared to work with young children and their families across a range of early childhood settings. Teachers may apply for courses from this Certificate to State’s Early Childhood Endorsement (081). The certificate supports teachers’ eligibility to teach in a variety of early childhood settings, including inclusive pre-kindergarten classrooms located in public schools. Teachers will learn about early child development – both in the classroom and through hands-on learning experiences – and use this knowledge to design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences for young children. Teachers will recognize that learning in early childhood environments lays a critical foundation for the young child’s later success in school, work, citizenship, and personal fulfillment. Teachers will understand that through play in a content-rich environment, children begin to make sense of the world around them, building the foundations they will need to become capable, enthusiastic learners and responsible, healthy adults. ... [-]
USA Orono
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
University of Technology Sydney

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

This course is suitable for postgraduate students who wish to obtain an initial TESOL teaching qualification and advanced and integrated knowledge of language and literacy education, as well as its application in their areas of practice. The course has both a strong focus on practice through the supervised teaching practicums, and an emphasis on recent developments in the field of language education. Credit recognition may be available.

Career options include a teacher of TESOL in Australia or a teacher of English as an international language (EIL) in overseas contexts (applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements).

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Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
0.5 - 1 year
Campus
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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

Expertise. Choice. Flexibility

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.

Enhance your qualifications

Depending on their specialisation, graduates will have career opportunities to work as professionals in education; training and development; career development; educational leadership; digital learning; adult, profession and workplace learning; and tertiary education.

Workplace learning

Many of the courses offered provide you with opportunities to address real issues through independent work in an approved workplace professional development activity. You can see the results of your studies in your workplace immediately.... [-]

Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 24 months
Campus
Online
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Technical Communication, offered by the Department of English, helps students seeking to build their credentials as teachers of techn ... [+]

Teaching Technical Communication Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Technical Communication, offered by the Department of English, helps students seeking to build their credentials as teachers of technical communication. In particular, it is designed to serve students wishing to retool their English degrees to develop teaching expertise in technical communication and to support international institutions needing to provide faculty and students with instruction in how to teach technical communication. The certificate requires a minimum of 15 hours of either online or onsite courses, including two courses in the theoretical foundations of technical communication and rhetoric and a third course on teaching technical and professional communication. Students choose two elective courses in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program to complete the certificate—one from the advanced theory courses and the other from advanced practice courses.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
15 hours
Online
Bond University

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 lang ... [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Completion of an undergraduate degree from an approved institution.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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.

You are required to complete at least 100 hours of a theoretical component and a minimum of six hours supervised classroom teaching. This program provides specialist training in English language teaching theory and practice for teachers or those planning to become teachers. It provides the theoretical basis and practical language teacher training required.... [-]

Australia Robina
January 2020
Full-time
18 weeks
Campus
Online
Madonna University

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

Why Study Online Instruction at Madonna University? Gain essential knowledge of instruction in online environments The certificate can be completed in one calendar year Learn from faculty members who are experts in the field Can transition directly into the MAT in Online Teaching and eLearning, if desired Program Overview

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. Structured with the adult learner in mind, the certificate allows students to explore online pedagogy and instructional design principles to develop courses and training dedicated to the online environment. Students will also develop an understanding of the ethical and legal standards of online teaching and eLearning.... [-]

USA Livonia
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus