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.


Graduate Certificate in Education Curriculum
Foundation Courses 11 units
EDUC 526 Pedagogical Foundations (3 units)
LEAD 610 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics (3 units)
RESM 520 Academic Writing (2 units)
Take one of the following:
EDCI 625 Instructional Media (3 units)
EDUC 582 Foundation of Christian Curriculum (3 units)
EDUC 624 Faith and Learning in Christian Education (3 units)
Fields of Emphasis 9 units
At least three courses from one of the following areas of emphasis:
  Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)
  Educational Administration (EDAD)
  Instruction Technology (EDIT)
  Religious Education (EDRE)

20 units 

Go to top