College of Education

Next Generation Teaching & Learning (Graduate Certificate)

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Next Generation Teaching and Learning incorporates 21st century skills (collaboration, communication, technology, critical thinking, problem solving and performances of learning), is a current direction in educational endeavors in a variety of learning environments from k-12 classrooms and teacher professional development to museums and after-school programs. This certificate combines required next generation foundations and assessment components with specialty electives, representative of cutting edge innovative pedagogy. The certificate comprises 12 hours of graduate coursework as follows: nine (9) credit hours of 11 required course work comprised of three (3) hours of the next generation learning foundations course, three (3) hours of an internship choice, three (3) hours of a course on data-driven decision making and a final three (3) chosen from specialty course options. A key purpose of the certificate work is a demonstration of research to practice knowledge and skills, through implementation and assessment of next generation pedagogy in a field setting. 

How to Apply for Graduate Certificates

  • All students wishing to pursue a graduate certificate must submit an application, in addition to any program-specific application required by the department or program.
  • There is no application fee for currently enrolled graduate students. Students applying exclusively for a certificate will be charged the standard $65 fee.
  • Credit hours accrued toward a graduate certificate can also be applied toward a master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree.

Curriculum details.

Application Deadlines

Fall: July 22

Spring: December 9

Applicants must meet the Graduate School admission requirements.