Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching
East Tennessee State University

Program Details

ETSU offers a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching. This online program falls under the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department. The goals of the online higher education program include the following:

  • Develop private and public sector educators to design effective curricula
  • Further educate university and college faculty
  • Prepare professionals seeking higher education teaching positions
  • Address the theories and practices of effective teaching

Study topics within this online program cover adult learning theories and high-impact instruction practices. This latter subject prepares educators to use evidence-based practices to positively influence diverse student bodies. 

Besides core courses, students may choose an elective to customize their studies. Options include pedagogical practices for a specific subject or online teaching.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

East Tennessee State University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Must hold a graduate degree or be currently enrolled in a graduate program