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). 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: 08/19/2021
Total classes: 9
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 23
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What is a graduate certificate in teaching?
Arizona State University’s teacher certification graduate certificate 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 a full-time teacher needs 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.
The graduate certificate program requires students to be 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.
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 – experts in the field who 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 in a local school. Then, you’ll take coursework while you work as a full-time teacher. These professional experiences will foster your growth and development as a teacher.
Graduate teacher certification courses
Students in this certificate program take courses specific to either the elementary or secondary education track. Courses include:
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. 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 teacher certification 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.
Study at a #1 college for educational programs
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. ASU is ranked #17 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. According to U.S. News & World Report, 2021, our college ranks in the top 15 best online graduate programs in the nation. Our programmatic honors include:
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