Students admitted to the certificate program are required to be familiar with all policies of the Graduate College that govern graduate certificate programs.
Admission to the certificate program requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and admission to the Graduate College. In addition, the academic background of the applicant must be judged by the graduate program coordinator to be adequate for enrollment in graduate courses in education and educational technology. However, meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the certificate program.
Applicants are required to have earned at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office and have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree. Academic background must also be judged by the program coordinator as adequate for enrollment in graduate courses in education and educational technology.
A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admission Regulations). Admission to the program is based on:
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
- An essay describing professional and educational background, career goals and how coursework will help to attain them.
- Completion of the Program Development Form.
Note: For specific directions about the essay and program development form, please review the admissions information.