Graduate Certificate in Middle & Secondary Teaching
Appalachian State University
The online Graduate Certificate in Middle and Secondary Teaching program is designed to help graduates acquire their initial A-level teaching license and expand upon their undergraduate major with teaching theory, practice, and preparation for today's culturally-diverse and technology-enhanced classrooms.
The program offers two tracks:
- Middle Grades: Teach English/Language Arts, Science, Math or Social Studies at the middle school level.
- Career & Technical: Teach Business, Marketing, Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences or Trade & Industry at the middle and high school level.
Degree Level: Certificate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
This program requires 19-24 credit hours for completion. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in a discipline related to their chosen teaching area and have an overall GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate work.
- Completed online application to graduate school
- Application fee
- Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian)
- Personal statement
Appalachian cannot confirm whether this professional licensure program will meet the requirements for professional licensure outside North Carolina; therefore, prior to enrollment, if you intend to practice in another state, you must determine if this program meets requirements for licensure in your state by contacting your appropriate licensing agencies.
Founded in 1899, Appalachian State University is part of the University of North Carolina System of Higher Learning. Recognized for its leadership in sustainability, the University commits to research, service, and global awareness. Academic opportunities provide students with more than 150 undergraduate and graduate program options.
ASU also offers distance learning, including hybrid and entirely online degrees, designed with flexibility for professionals and nontraditional students.
All of Appalachian's undergraduate distance education programs support upper division coursework only for students, requiring students to first complete the minimum lower division coursework from a regionally accredited school. Online bachelor completion degrees include fields in business, education, nursing, and human services.
Graduate online opportunities are available, extending from graduate certificates and master’s degree programs to education specialist programs. Studies include fields in education, business and healthcare.
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