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.


  1. A baccalaureate degree or the equivalent.
  2. Demonstrated English proficiency.


To complete the program and be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Education, the candidate must satisfactorily complete 21 semester hours of coursework from the MA program, including a minimum of 5 hours of core courses, and a minimum of 9 hours from a field of emphasis. Accomplish service learning (see p. 60 for details).


Graduate Certificate in Education Curriculum
Core Courses 5-12 units
At least two of the following:
EDCI 625 Instructional Media (3 units)
EDUC 526  Pedagogical Foundations (3)
EDUC 582 Foundation of Christian Education (2 units)
EDUC 624 Faith and Learning in Christian Education (2 units)
LEAD 610  Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics (3) 
Fields of Emphasis 9-16 units
At least three courses from one of the following areas of emphasis:
  Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)
  Educational Administration (EDAD)
  Instruction Technology (EDIT)
  Library Administration (EDLA)
  Religious Education (EDRE)

21 units 

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