Graduate Certificate in Middle & Secondary Teaching
Appalachian State University

Program Details

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.


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) 
  • Resume 
  • Personal statement

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges