Applications for admission to this advanced certificate program in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Technology are made to the Graduate Admission Office. Admission is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria. The department understands that any single criterion may not reliably predict a student’s potential for success in the program. Students may consider applying even if they fail to meet one of the criteria listed below but feel that other aspects of their experience might compensate. All individual cases will be reviewed by an Admissions Counselor before being referred to the graduate program for further review.
- Initial or professional certification (or in progress) in Grades 7-12 for those seeking the 5-6 extension; Initial or professional certification (or in progress) in Grades 1-6 for those seeking the 7-9 extension
- A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate course work, or it’s equivalent (e.g., a 3.0 in a completed graduate program). We encourage you to submit all transcripts from your undergraduate work and any graduate work for consideration.
- An interview with the middle childhood education program director.
The 7-9 program leads to an extension of certification into grades 5 and 6 for the subject area of the original certification. These areas include English, foreign language, mathematics, social studies, and science (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics).
The 5-6 program leads to an extension of the teaching of a subject in grades 7-9. Applicable subject areas, each requiring completion of 30 s.h. in the content area. These areas include English, foreign language, mathematics, social studies, and science (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics).
Students who hold provisional rather than initial certification are required to demonstrate completion of 6 s.h. elective credit, of which 3 s.h. must be in the teaching of literature/language arts. The program director must approve electives.