Graduate Certificate in Education

The Graduate Certificate in Education is a non-degree program designed to enhance the professional development of educators and those who do not enter or complete the MA program.

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree or the equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (four-point scale).
  2. Demonstrated English proficiency.

Prerequisites

  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).

Requirements

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. Complete Service Learning requirement.

Proposed Curriculum

One of the three (3 units):

Credits

EDCI 610 Pedagogy and Classroom Management

3

EDCI 615 Instructional Models

3

EDCI 620/720 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

3

One of the two (3 units):

EDCI 625 Instructional Media

3

EDCI 685/785 E-Learning

3

One of the two (3 units):

EDUC 624 Faith and Learning in Christian Education

3

CHPH 872 Philosophy: An Adventist Perspective

3

All of the three (8 credits):

EDCI 645 Assessment for Learning

3

EDCI 640 Process of Curriculum

3

RESM 520 Academic Writing

2

TOTAL

17

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