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Education, Teaching & Health

Curriculum and Instruction (Graduate Certificate)

Offered by the School of Education, Teaching and Health, College of Arts and Sciences, the curriculum and instruction certificate program is designed for students with an interest in expanding their teaching or supervision skills, but who are not currently pursuing a master's degree. Students select a focus including literacy, educational leadership, or educational technology.

Admission to the Program

Applications must include transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework, 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 recommendation.

Certificate Requirements

  • 18 credit hours of approved graduate work with grades of B or better, and at least 9 credit hours at the 600-level or above. Grades below B- in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 6 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit.

Course Requirements

Literacy (18 credit hours)


6 credit hours from the following:

Educational Policy and Leadership (18 credit hours)

Educational Technology (18 credit hours)