Graduate Certificate in Education

The Graduate Certificate in Education/Graduate Certificate in Teaching is a non-degree program designed to enhance the professional development of educators. It may be ladderized towards a master’s or a doctorate degree, where appropriate, and an unlimited number of directed studies may be allowed. 

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree or the equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (four-point scale). A prospective student who does not meet the entry-level GPA requirement may be admitted under probationary status and given opportunity to meet this requirement by earning a 3.00 GPA at AIIAS during the first 12 semester hours.
  2. Demonstrated English proficiency (see English Proficiency for professional master’s programs).


  1. A minimum of 2 credits in educational psychology. To meet this prerequisite, the student may take EDFN 518 Educational Psychology (2), which is offered at AIIAS as a graduate-level self-study module.
  2. One year teaching experience or EDFN 510 Teaching Practicum (3).


To complete the program and be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Education, the candidate must satisfactorily meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete 17 semester hours of coursework from the MA program.
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  3. Complete Service Learning requirement.
  4. Develop an e-portfolio to showcase his/her work in meeting the professional competencies.

Proposed Curriculum

One of the three (3 units):


EDCI 610 Pedagogy and Classroom Management


EDCI 615 Instructional Models


EDCI 620/720 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


One of the two (3 units):

EDCI 625 Instructional Media


EDCI 685/785 E-Learning


One of the three (3 units):

EDUC 624 Faith and Learning in Christian Education


LEAD 610 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics

CHPH 872 Philosophy: An Adventist Perspective


All of the three (8 credits):

EDCI 645 Assessment for Learning


EDCI 640 Process of Curriculum


RESM 520 Academic Writing




Note: Only PhD students may enroll in 700-800 level courses.

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