The certificate in college teaching is designed for graduate students who are planning a career in undergraduate education. The program offers courses that enhance pedagogical skills and explore pedagogical assessment or scholarship with the use of technology in instruction.
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.
Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
Concentration in English Pedagogy
This concentration in the graduate certificate in college teaching requires 18 credits. Students must achieve a minimum grade of 3.00 in each course.
Concentration in Higher Education Pedagogy
This concentration in the graduate certificate in college teaching requires 18 credits.
Total credits: 18
This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
Students pursuing this graduate certificate must choose either a concentration in English pedagogy or a concentration in higher education pedagogy.
Concentration in English Pedagogy (EPGY)
|ENGH 610||Proseminar in Teaching the Reading of Literature||3|
|ENGH 615||Proseminar in Composition Instruction||3|
|Select two courses from the following:||6|
|Topics in Pedagogy|
|Northern Virginia Writing Project Inservice Program 1|
|Workshop in English 2|
|Applied Linguistics: Teaching English as a Second Language|
Offered only to full-time teachers through school district contracts.
Topic must be NVWP Summer Institute; open to full-time teachers on an invitation basis.
|Select content-area coursework that supports their goals in developing pedagogical expertise. 1||6|
Electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor.
Concentration in Higher Education Pedagogy (HEDP)
|Students may substitute courses with a disciplinary focus for any of the three required courses with prior written approval of the director.|
|HE 603||Higher Education in the Digital Age||3|
|HE 704||The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning||3|
|HE 605||Learning Assessment||3|
|Electives must be chosen in consultation with the HEP Director and are selected from any HE course.||6|