Candidates who already hold a master's degree or advanced degree who choose not to pursue another graduate degree may opt for the Advanced Certificate instead of the MST. Individuals without a master's degree who seek adolescent certification prior to completing the MST must meet the requirements for the Advanced Certificate and file for the "certificate en route to the master's degree" with the Registrar's Office. The Advanced Certificare requires 11 credits of course work and a supervised student-teaching or internship experience (27 total credits).
The Advanced Certificate to for students who:
• Have 30 credits (graduate or undergraduate) in the content area to be taught
• Have already earned a graduate degree
Require an accelerated program to meet career or position goals.
ED 630 Human Development in the School Context (3 credits)
ED 631 Educational Psychology (3)
ED 632 Language, Meaning and the Development of Global Perspectives in Diverse Schools (3)
ED 633 Foundations of Education (3)
Methods (9 credits)
ED 640* Secondary Methods: Learning to Teach (3)
ED 641- Secondary Methods: Making Content Meaningful (3)
ED 656 Literacy in the Content Area (3)
Capstone Experience (6 credits)
ED 692 Student Teaching in the Adolescent Classroom or Teaching Internship (6)
Total Credits: 27
For more information on this program, visit the School of Education.
- Gainful Employment Disclosure for students in an approved non-degree certificate program