May 20, 2024  
Graduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
Graduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Common Core Instruction, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Common Core Instruction equips practicing teachers with enhanced content and pedagogical skills through sustained professional development (PD) that supports the language and content demands of the Common Core State Standards in both English/Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.  This certificate program requires 12 credit hours.

General Requirements for Admission to the Graduate School

Please refer to admission information in The Graduate School  section of this Catalog.

Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching program

  • K-12 Teaching License
  • A bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body
  • GPA of at least 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) on all previous work completed beyond high school (secondary school).
  • An online application through the Graduate School’s application system
  • A statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college coursework attempted

Certificate Total = 12 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

To successfully complete the certificate, program candidates must pass all 4 courses with no more than two grades of C.