Program Overview

Michigan State University offers a graduate certificate in Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education for current educators and practitioners. This particular program is designed to enhance participants’ abilities to teach adult learners and work with issues these learners may have. This completely online course is accessible to both full-time and part-time students.

Students must complete a total of 9 credit hours to earn this certificate. The course Adult Learning is mandatory, while the next two courses are of the student’s choosing. Students may select their courses from Concept of a Learning Society, Training and Professional Development, Teaching in Postsecondary Education, Collegiate Contexts for Teaching and Learning, and Program Planning and Evaluation in Postsecondary Contexts.

The College of Education at MSU is dedicated to supplying current and future teachers with the tools needed to teach and assist the students in their field of instruction. The faculty within this college will show students how to meet the educational and physical need of people of all ages, in all areas. Students will work closely with leaders, policymakers, and other educators to build strong relationships, further research, and contribute to the fields of education.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.


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