This certificate offers coursework towards teacher licensure (Virginia) to students enrolled in non-licensure graduate programs at Mason or those who already have a master's degree.

This graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

This certificate program qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. For more information about program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our disclosure information page.

Policies

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-SELC

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 23

Students enrolled in this program must earn a B or higher in all coursework.

Core Courses

Six credits of 6
Internship in Education
EDCI 791Internship Seminar in Secondary Teaching2
EDRD 619Literacy in Content Areas3
EDUC 522Foundations of Secondary Education3
EDUC 672Human Development and Learning: Secondary Education3
Total Credits17

Curriculum and Methods Courses

Select one content course specific to your program from the following:3
Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School
Teaching English in the Secondary School
Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School
Teaching Science in the Secondary School
Total Credits3

Advanced Curriculum and Methods Courses

Select one content course specific to your program from the following:3
Advanced Methods of Teaching Social Sciences in the Secondary School
Advanced Methods of Teaching English in the Secondary School
Advanced Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School
Advanced Methods of Teaching Science in the Secondary School
Total Credits3