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Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$7,776

Tuition

1 year

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

As a unique professional development program, the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education is designed for anyone who works in an educational capacity with adults. This completely online series of courses will deepen your understanding of learning in adulthood and prepare you to teach in a range of settings, such as postsecondary institutions, organizations, and corporate trainings. Our students have ranged from health services professionals, those working in the non-profit sector, to higher education administrators.

The certificate, consisting of one required and two elective courses, can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as part of a masters degree program.

 

Program Highlights

#2 in Higher Education Administration in U.S. News Ranking for 2020

 

Program Outcomes

By completing the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education, you will:

  • Become a more reflective and effective teacher in postsecondary education
  • Deepen your understanding of the values, beliefs and contexts that inform different approaches to adult learning and development
  • Increase your knowledge of teaching and learning strategies that are most appropriate in various contexts
  • Help articulate the values, beliefs, experiences and ideas that shape your approach to teaching and learning
  • Improve your skills in systematic planning, designing and developing of educational and training programs for postsecondary education contexts

Career Outlook

 

Our certificate alumni tell us that they feel more prepared and effective as educators of adult learners in whatever context they work. Many have also gone on to administrative positions in faculty development, student affairs, and industry.


A Top-Ranked Education

 

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Matt Wawrzynski headshot

Dr. Matthew R. Wawrzynski

Associate Professor

Matthew Wawrzynski, Ph.D. is an associate professor of higher, adult, and lifelong education. His research integrates non-cognitive measures and the collegiate environment with college student outcomes. Current projects include student engagement and learning in South Africa, learning outcomes for peer educators and the effects of psychosocial interventions on college student success and persistence.

Course Information

 

Core

EAD 861 - Adult Learning (3 Credits)

 

Elective

EAD 860 - Concept of a Learning Society (3 Credits)
EAD 863 - Training and Professional Development (3 Credits)
EAD 866 - Teaching in Postsecondary Education (3 Credits)
EAD 871 - Collegiate Contexts for Teaching and Learning (3 Credits)
EAD 877 - Program Planning and Evaluation in Postsecondary Contexts (3 Credits)
EAD 878 - Education in the Digital Age (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the final two years of undergraduate study. If your GPA average was below 3.0 for the same time period, you may be considered for admission on a provisional basis.
  • Previous work experience
    CV/Résumé
  • A written personal statement
    A personal statement/statement of purpose that describes your professional and educational experience in relation to your desire to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education and how the program relates to your career interests/plans. This statement is used to determine if the applicant's goals are consistent with those of the program and to assess the clarity and coherence of the applicant's writing. Statements should not exceed 500 words in length.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

 

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the university graduate certificate application.

Key Dates

Fall 

Application Deadline

August 1st

Spring 

Application Deadline

December 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,776
$7,776

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

As a unique professional development program, the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education is designed for anyone who works in an educational capacity with adults. This completely online series of courses will deepen your understanding of learning in adulthood and prepare you to teach in a range of settings, such as postsecondary institutions, organizations, and corporate trainings. Our students have ranged from health services professionals, those working in the non-profit sector, to higher education administrators.

The certificate, consisting of one required and two elective courses, can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as part of a masters degree program.

 

Program Highlights

#2 in Higher Education Administration in U.S. News Ranking for 2020

 

Program Outcomes

By completing the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education, you will:

  • Become a more reflective and effective teacher in postsecondary education
  • Deepen your understanding of the values, beliefs and contexts that inform different approaches to adult learning and development
  • Increase your knowledge of teaching and learning strategies that are most appropriate in various contexts
  • Help articulate the values, beliefs, experiences and ideas that shape your approach to teaching and learning
  • Improve your skills in systematic planning, designing and developing of educational and training programs for postsecondary education contexts

Career Outlook

 

Our certificate alumni tell us that they feel more prepared and effective as educators of adult learners in whatever context they work. Many have also gone on to administrative positions in faculty development, student affairs, and industry.


A Top-Ranked Education

 

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Matt Wawrzynski headshot

Dr. Matthew R. Wawrzynski

Associate Professor

Matthew Wawrzynski, Ph.D. is an associate professor of higher, adult, and lifelong education. His research integrates non-cognitive measures and the collegiate environment with college student outcomes. Current projects include student engagement and learning in South Africa, learning outcomes for peer educators and the effects of psychosocial interventions on college student success and persistence.

Course Information

 

Core

EAD 861 - Adult Learning (3 Credits)

 

Elective

EAD 860 - Concept of a Learning Society (3 Credits)
EAD 863 - Training and Professional Development (3 Credits)
EAD 866 - Teaching in Postsecondary Education (3 Credits)
EAD 871 - Collegiate Contexts for Teaching and Learning (3 Credits)
EAD 877 - Program Planning and Evaluation in Postsecondary Contexts (3 Credits)
EAD 878 - Education in the Digital Age (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the final two years of undergraduate study. If your GPA average was below 3.0 for the same time period, you may be considered for admission on a provisional basis.
  • Previous work experience
    CV/Résumé
  • A written personal statement
    A personal statement/statement of purpose that describes your professional and educational experience in relation to your desire to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education and how the program relates to your career interests/plans. This statement is used to determine if the applicant's goals are consistent with those of the program and to assess the clarity and coherence of the applicant's writing. Statements should not exceed 500 words in length.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

 

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the university graduate certificate application.

Key Dates

Fall 

Application Deadline

August 1st

Spring 

Application Deadline

December 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,776
$7,776

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

The MSU Value Promise

You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.