Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate

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Increase your teaching reach

Equip yourself with the tools and strategies for today’s education environment.

Have a better understanding of the learning theories, teaching methods and issues you can face.

Why earn a graduate certificate in teaching and learning at Missouri State?

  • Explore current trends and issues in education.
  • Build the knowledge and confidence to have a bigger say on decisions (national or state) that affect your school community.
  • Improve your craft and become a better all-around teacher.
  • Go all the way: You can use this certificate toward a master’s degree in teaching and learning.

Certificate in Teaching and Learning

Krista Tate, Program Director
Hill Hall, Room 207

Program description

The certificate is designed for those teachers who want to improve their own practice and participate in important school community decisions, but who do not want to pursue the complete Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning. To earn the certificate in Teaching and Learning, students must follow the admission procedures for the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (see MATL graduate catalog description). Please note: This certificate in Teacher and Learning does not prepare (or certify) teachers to work as a building principal.

Entrance requirement

To be considered for the program, a student submit a Graduate Application for admission to the certificate program.

Required Courses - 18 hrs

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDC 700 Teaching and Learning I: Current Issues & Trends in Education 5 hrs
EDC 701 Teaching and Learning II: Diversity, Curriculum & Research 5 hrs
EDC 702 Teaching and Learning III: Management & Assessment of Learning 5 hrs
EDC 703 Teaching and Learning III: Management & Assessment of Learning 3 hrs

Apply online

Apply to this certificate program through a central application: GradCAS. Review the sections above before you begin.

Note: This certificate does not prepare or certify teachers to work as a building principal.

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