College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Certificate in College Teaching

College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences  Program: Higher Education  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.

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.

The graduate certificate in college teaching 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 the disclosure information.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Certificate Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Application Requirements

Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in the Admissions section of this catalog. For information specific to the graduate certificate in college teaching, see Application Requirements and Deadlines on the departmental web site.

Certificate Requirements

Three required courses (9 credits) chosen from:

Students may substitute courses with a disciplinary focus for any of the three required courses with prior written approval of the director.

HE 602 - College Teaching

HE 603 - Higher Education in the Digital Age

HE 704 - The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

or HE 605 - Learning Assessment Credits: 3

Practicum (3 credits)

HE 685 - Practicum

Two elective courses (6 credits)

Electives must be chosen in consultation with the HEP Director and are selected from any HE course.

Total: 18 credits

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