Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Higher Education Teaching, Graduate Certificate


General Program Information


Dr. Jill Channing, Graduate Coordinator
514 Warf Pickel Hall
(423) 439-7545
Email: channing@etsu.edu

The Higher Education Teaching Graduate Certificate Program is a 15-credit program of study designed to provide the learner with specific pedagogical and curriculum design tools for the higher education environment. The focus of the program is to further educate college and university faculty and those who seek higher education teaching positions.

Admission Requirements


In addition to the admissions criteria set by the Graduate School, the following will be required for consideration for acceptance into this certificate program:

  1. Demonstrate an interest in higher education teaching;
  2. Have at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the most current awarded degree;
  3. Possess a graduate degree or concurrent enrollment in a graduate degree with completion of at least one semester of study.

Application materials to be submitted to the Graduate School include:

  1. An application;
  2. A one-page letter (essay) stating interest in the Higher Education Teaching graduate certificate program;
  3. Transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended;
  4. A vita or resume with a list of two professional references including contact information

All applications will be evaluated by an admission committee composed of faculty members of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Applicants will be evaluated on (1) GPA in most recent degree; (2) professional work experience; (3) prior teaching positions/demonstrated interest in higher education teaching; and (4) writing ability. Applicants are encouraged to address their related accomplishments, goals, and interest in higher education teaching in the essay and in their vita.

Articulation Agreements


Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching who complete ALHE 5010 and/or ALHE 5060 may also apply these courses toward the Master of Science in Allied Health degree in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. 

Students completing the Higher Education Teaching Certificate may apply up to nine credits from the certificate into the Psychology PhD Clinical and Eperimental concentrations with advisor approval if admitted to the program, as long as the courses fall within the matriculation limits.

Students who have completed the Higher Education Teaching, Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the Ed.D. Educational Leadership (Higher Education Leadership Concentration) may have up to fifteen (15) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study as long as the courses fall within the matriculation limits, a grade of B (3.0) or better was earned for the course, and courses taken as electives in the Higher Education Teaching, Graduate Certificate are approved by the Higher Education Leadership program coordinator for articulation.

Higher Education Teaching, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 15 credits


Required Courses 9 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 15 credits

Advisor Approved Electives: 6 credits


  • Any course with advisor approval (6 credits)