Initial Teacher Professional Preparation

Graduate Certificate

Department: School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

The graduate certificate program in Initial Teacher Professional Preparation is designed for those who have secured a teaching position, plan to obtain a teaching position, and/or have a temporary teaching certificate. The program prepares candidates to meet State Department of Education requirements through a sequence of professional core courses. The goal of this program is to enable educators to have successful teaching experiences in grades 6-12 classrooms. Courses will be offered throughout the academic year. With the exception of the special methods courses, certificate courses are offered every semester.