Online Teacher Certification Graduate Certificate
Are you looking to become a certified elementary or secondary education teacher? Our graduate certificate in teaching is designed for individuals who are already teaching on an Arizona Alternative Teaching Certificate (or equivalent in other states) or seeking a traditional student teaching placement. You’ll receive robust clinical support and guidance from a top-ranked college of education to foster your growth and development as a teacher.
Next start date: 05/16/2023
Total classes: 9
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 23
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What's a graduate certificate in teaching?
Arizona State University’s graduate certificate in teaching is a two-semester program that’s aligned with the Arizona Department of Education requirements for teacher certification in elementary education or secondary education.
Our curriculum provides the necessary coursework and professional experiences teachers need to receive an Institutional Recommendation for Arizona teacher certification in elementary education or secondary education. Out-of-state students can check their local state agency to see if the program meets requirements in their area.
Students can complete the requirements for this criteria via one of two pathway:
- Alternative pathway: Employed as a full-time teacher of record aligned with their certification area (elementary or secondary) on the Alternative Teaching Certificate from the Arizona Department of Education (or out-of-state comparable certificate) before starting the program.
- Traditional pathway: students are not currently employed as a teaching of record and will be placed as a student teacher as part of the program.
What will I learn in teacher certification courses online?
Through this graduate certificate in teaching, you’ll receive robust clinical support and guidance from ASU faculty who are experts in the field and are actively engaged in the educational research community. You’ll learn about instructional practice, assessment, content, inclusive teaching practices and more. Prior to starting the program, you’ll need to find employment as a teacher of record or be placed as a student teacher in a local school. Then, you’ll complete coursework while working as a full-time teacher or student teacher. These professional experiences will foster your growth and development as a teacher.
Graduate teacher certification courses
In this certificate program, you’ll take courses specific to either the elementary or secondary education track. Courses include:
Apprentice Teaching One
Apprentice Teaching Two
Creating Equitable Learning Environment: Decision Making and Action
Exploration of Education: Child/Adolescent Development and Foundations of Special Education
Instructional Design, Planning and Assessment
Instructional Methods for Language and Literacy
Integrated Humanities (SS/Arts/ELA) Methods and Assessment
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 necessary 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:
Graduate certificate in teaching admission requirements
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.
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