College Teaching - Graduate Certificate
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
The College Teaching graduate certificate enhances teaching competencies at the post-secondary level. It is particularly appropriate for graduate students from any discipline interested in a career in college teaching, but also for adjunct and full-time faculty who are currently engaged in a career in academia.
Students may select from a variety of courses that emphasize the knowledge and practice of college teaching and the organizational culture of postsecondary education institutions. The certificate includes an internship in college teaching and offers students flexibility with courses available online, face-to-face and hybrid, and may be completed fully online if desired.
Additionally, students in the certificate program are encouraged to take effective teaching courses offered within their discipline specialty as part of the certificate requirements. This certificate program is grounded in the latest educational research of best practices in college teaching, and is designed to offer and/or enhance teaching and learning experiences.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Master's degree
- Minimum 3.25 graduate GPA (4.00 scale)
- Official transcript(s)
- Résumé or vita
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.
Graduate Certificate Policy for the College of Education, Health and Human Services
- Students seeking a graduate certificate must maintain a minimum 3.000 grade point average. A graduate certificate student who receives a combination of more than 8 credit hours of B- or lower grades, or more than 4 credit hours of grades lower than C is subject to dismissal. Students who are unable to maintain academic standards of the College are subject to dismissal for academic reasons. Grades of C- or below are not counted toward completion of the certificate.
- Certificates must be completed within six years after the first graduate enrollment.
- No more than 2 credit hours of workshop may be used toward a certificate.
- Before being eligible to be awarded a Certificate, students must be admitted to the Certificate program.
- Students currently in a graduate degree program may also apply to a certificate program. Their degree seeking coursework may be applied to the certificate coursework with advisor approval. The courses must be completed within six years and satisfy certificate course requirements.
- Students who have a previous graduate degree and are not currently seeking another graduate degree may transfer a maximum 6 credit hours with advisor approval. These credits may include hours from another KSU program, or from another accredited institution, if the following conditions are met: (1) courses were at the graduate level; (2) a grade of "A" or "B" was earned; (3) credit will be less than six years old at the time the certificate is conferred at Kent; and (4) student was admitted as a graduate student at the time the course was taken.
- Some program areas may be more restrictive. Students are advised to consult their program.
|HIED 66594||INTERNSHIP IN COLLEGE TEACHING 1||3|
|HIED 66660||FACULTY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES||3|
|Certificate Electives, choose from the following:||9|
|HISTORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION|
|THE PRIVATE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE|
or HIED 66658
|THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE|
|LAW AND HIGHER EDUCATION|
|COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE|
|HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM|
|THE ADMINISTRATION OF MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
Other approved elective
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||15|
Internship may be waived pending faculty approval. Students will complete the minimum credit hours toward certificate completion by taking more elective courses.
|Minimum Certificate GPA|
- Students declared in a doctoral degree should enroll in the doctoral level version of these courses, if offered.