Graduate Certificate in Middle and Secondary Teaching
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Reich College of Education
Susan Colby, Chair and Professor
Holly Thornton, Program Co-Director
Tracy Goodson-Espy, Program Co-Director
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the graduate certificate in Middle and Secondary Teaching (446A/13.1206)[T] in cooperation with the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematical Sciences, and Technology and Environmental Design.
The following tracks are available:
- Middle Grades Education: English/Language Arts, Science, Math or Social Studies for grades 6-9.
- Career and Technology: Business, Marketing, Technology, Health Sciences, or Trade & Industry for grades 6-12
- Secondary Mathematics: 9-12
- Secondary /Science: 9-12
The program provides a pathway to an initial teaching license for candidates who have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field related to the target license area. Successful completers will demonstrate achievement of all North Carolina Department of Public Instruction licensure requirements leading to both a graduate certificate and a recommendation for a teaching license by Appalachian State University.
The certificate program will expand on candidates' knowledge in the specific discipline area (undergraduate preparation) and further integrate teaching theory and practice as well as prepare them for today's culturally diverse and technology-enhanced classrooms.
This Graduate Certificate includes middle grades, career/technical education and secondary math, and secondary science tracks. The Graduate Certificate program is designed for individuals with related undergraduate degrees and preparation (e.g., business, preengineering, science, mathematics, history) who are seeking a North Carolina A-level teaching license for employment purposes or to allow for job transitions. In addition, current teachers who are interested in adding licensure in high-need areas or for other developmental age groups will benefit from this program.
PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY TEACHING
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree in a discipline related to the chosen teaching area from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School
Location: On Campus and Online
|Course Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Middle and Secondary Education (Code: 446A)|
Semester Hours Required (minimum): 19 or 24
PRAXIS II exams and other specific requirements may be necessary to meet North Carolina A-Level Teaching License requirements.
|10 or 15|
|Track-based Courses (CHOOSE ONE TRACK)|
Middle Grades Education