Online Teacher Certification Graduate Certificate
Arizona State University’s graduate certificate in teaching is designed for individuals who are already teaching on an Arizona Alternative Teaching Certificate or seeking a traditional student teaching placement. Throughout this program, you’ll receive clinical support and guidance to foster your growth and development as a teacher.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 29
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Two pathways to completing this graduate certificate in teaching
The graduate certificate in teaching is a two-semester program aligned with the Arizona Department of Education’s requirements for teacher certification in mild/moderate special education, secondary physical education, elementary education and secondary education.
This certificate can be completed via one of two pathways:
- Traditional pathway: This pathway is for students not currently employed as a teacher of record. Students who choose this pathway will be placed as student teachers as part of the program.
- Alternative pathway: To be eligible for this pathway, you must be employed as a full-time teacher of record aligned with their certification area on the Alternative Teaching Certificate from the Arizona Department of Education (or out-of-state comparable certificate) before starting the program.
Focus your studies to fit your career goals with one of four tracks
Through this graduate certificate in teaching, you’ll receive clinical support from ASU faculty who are actively engaged in the educational research community. You’ll learn about instructional practice, assessment, content, inclusive teaching practices and more.
To customize your learning to your career goals, you'll also be required to choose a track. Available tracks include:
Graduate teacher certification courses
Throughout your courses, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be an effective teacher in the areas of learner-centered practices, learning design, classroom environment and professional responsibilities. This certificate consists of 9–11 courses, for a total of 26–29 credit hours, depending on the track you choose.
Apprentice Teaching One
Apprentice Teaching Two
Creating Equitable Learning Environment: Decision Making and Action
Instructional Design, Planning and Assessment
Structured English Immersion Methods
Exploration of Education: Child/Adolescent Development and Foundations of Special Education
Foundations of Literacy: The Science of Reading
K-8 Mathematics Methods and Assessment
Graduate teacher certification career options
As a student in the online teacher certification program, you’ll already be employed as a full-time teacher of record in elementary or secondary education or be placed as a student teacher. This certificate provides you with the coursework and professional experiences needed to obtain a standard teaching certificate in Arizona (or another state agency if it meets credentialing requirements). Roles your teacher certification can lead to include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. View the graduate program's application deadlines.
Please note: This program has an earlier application deadline than other online degrees offered by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Study at one of the top colleges for teaching and education
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. The college consistently ranks among the top graduate schools for education in the U.S. according to U.S. News & World Report.
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