Graduate Certificate Programs in Teaching

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 o… Read more

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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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
September 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
 
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
September 2020
Campus
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

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, sk ... +

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Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Bond University
Robina, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL provides initial training for teachers of English as a second language. It provides the basis for language teaching methodology and its pract ... +

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL provides 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
January 2020
Campus
Online
 
Virginia International University
Fairfax, USA

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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

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Graduate Certificate
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
English
September 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

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, sk ... +

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. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Orono, USA

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Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
September 2020
Online
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

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, sk ... +

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. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

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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. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

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, sk ... +

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Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

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, sk ... +

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. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus