Graduate Certificate in Middle Childhood Education
Program Director: Dr. Lisa Heaton
The Graduate Certificate in Middle Childhood Education requires 15 hours of course credit. The Certificate provides for a certificate endorsement for elementary and secondary teachers who have met initial licensure requirements.
- The certificate provides an endorsement which allows teachers to provide instruction in grades 5-9 within their area(s) of specialization.
- Students may complete the certificate while being enrolled in the master’s degree program in Elementary or Secondary Education.
- Coursework may be used as an Area of Emphasis within the master’s degree program in Elementary or Secondary Education.
- Many of the required courses are offered online.
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure:
- Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help them make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree. NOTE: Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) codes are issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The SOC is linked to the occupational profile on O*NET, the nation’s primary source of occupational information.
|Intended Occupation for Certificate Holders||Standard Occupation Code|
|Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education||25-2021|
|Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School||25-2023|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education||25-2022|
Standard Time to Completion: 2-3 semesters (12 months to 1.5 years)
Information about Students who have Completed the Certificate-Only Program in the Most Recent Full Year (Fall 2010-Summer 2011):
- Number of certificate-only students enrolled: none
- Number of certificate-only students completing: N/A
- On-Time Completion Rate: N/A
- Job Placement Rate: N/A
- Median Loan Debt: N/A
Certificate Application Essentials:
How to apply:
- Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Professional Development student and select the Middle Childhood Education Certificate on the application form.
- Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website:
- Students can pursue the graduate certificate while enrolled in the master’s program in Elementary or Secondary Education by submitting a Secondary Program Request form:
Deadline for Application: December 1 (Spring semester); August 1 (Fall Semester); May 1 (Summer)