Initial Teacher Professional Preparation

School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Graduate Certificate

Initial Teacher Professional Preparation

The Graduate Certificate in Initial Teacher Professional Preparation is designed for students who have secured a teaching position, plan to obtain a teaching position, or have a temporary teaching certificate. The program prepares candidates to meet State Department of Education requirements through a sequence of professional core courses. The goal of this program is to enable educators to have successful teaching experiences in grades 6-12 classrooms. Courses will be offered throughout the academic year. With the exception of the special methods courses, certificate courses are offered every semester.