Education Certificate

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Certificate Programs

Program Description

The Certificate in Education program is designed to provide entry- level training for persons interested in working in educational settings. The program also serves as a career/educational ladder for those interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the field. Emphasis is placed on student learning outcomes in a broad range of educational areas. All courses taken for the Certificate in Education also fulfill the requirements for the Associate of Arts in Education degree. Only technical requirement courses that have a grade of “C” or better will be counted towards the Certificate.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Education program, students will be able to:

  1. Advocate appropriate practices for students, model professionalism, and demonstrate proper ethical conduct.
  2. Effectively and respectfully communicate with students, staff and families including those from diverse backgrounds and special populations.
  3. Implement various developmentally and age-appropriate teaching, assessment and guidance strategies needed to effectively work with students in Kindergarten to twelfth grade.


Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name


ED 150

Introduction to Teaching


ED 180

Educational Methods


ED 231

Introduction to Exceptionalities


ED 292

Education Practicum


ASL 100

American Sign Language I


HI 121

History of World Civilization I


HL 202



PS 140

American Government


CD 140

Nutrition and Physical Health


Choose 1 course from the following

ED 220

Early Childhood Education Orientation


CD 221

Introduction to Teaching

Certificate Total