Learn more about Graduate Certificates:​

What are the general similarities and differences between a Graduate Certificate and a Master's program?

  • Both are recognized graduate programs where students can access graduate levels of financial aid.
  • A Graduate Certificate honors a specific program of study, but does not lead to a degree.
  • A Graduate Certificate program does not require an entrance exam.
  • A student may be admitted to the Master of Arts in Teaching program at anytime and their courses work from the Graduate Certificate will be applied as long as it is within the six year window for completion.

How long will it take to complete a my program​?

  • The length of time for completion varies with the number of courses needed for each program, though most students complete their program in two years or less.
  • Please work closely with your advisor to plan out your schedule of courses, and to determine what time frame works best for you!. 

Do I have to have a relevant undergraduate degree take your Education Graduate Certificates?

  • You need a four year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. A relevant degree or background coursework is required for some programs. Please visit the Teacher Education Advising and Licensure (TEAL) website for a complete list.

Do I need Praxis Core / Praxis II before beginning the program?

  • All teacher education programs at the undergraduate level require that candidates take and pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core). Please visit the Teacher Education Advising and Licensure (TEAL) website for a complete list of tests for program admission and exemption opportunities.