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Education, Teaching & Health

Graduate Certificate in Teaching: Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, K-12, ESOL


This teacher certification program is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in the arts, sciences, or humanities and several years of responsible work experience. Students complete the program and must pass certification (licensure) in the District of Columbia and through such certification are eligible for reciprocal certification in over 40 states. Some states may require additional courses or examinations. The certificate program may be taken in tracks for the following (see see details on the Graduate Certificate in Teaching page in the AU Catalog).

  • Early childhood
  • Elementary
  • Secondary
  • K-12
  • English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL).


Admission to the Program

Applications must include transcripts of all college work, AARTS transcripts or equivalent, a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work and in all graduate work, a statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendations. Admission to the certificate program constitutes admission to the Teacher Education Program. To be admitted students must earn a passing score on the PRAXIS I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) as set by the District of Columbia. The College of Arts and Sciences uses a rolling admissions process and applications are accepted at all times. Apply online or visit the Graduate Admissions Website for additional information.

Please see complete requirements and admission info for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching in the AU Catalog.