Graduate Certificate in Education

The Graduate Certificate in Education is a non-degree program designed to enhance the professional development of educators and those who do not enter or complete the MA program. It is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA).


  1. A baccalaureate degree or the equivalent.
  2. Demonstrated English proficiency.

* Students wishing to write a thesis must come to campus to do so.


To complete the program and be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Education, the candidate must satisfactorily complete 21 semester hours of coursework from the MA program, including a minimum of 5 hours of core courses, and a minimum of 9 hours from a field of emphasis. Accomplish service learning (see p. 60 for details).


Foundation Courses Credits
EDUC 526 Pedagogical Foundations 3
LEAD 610 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics 3
RESM 520 Academic Writing 2
One of the following (3)
   EDCI 625 Instructional Media (3)  
   EDUC 583 Foundations of Christian Curriculum (3)  
   EDUC 624 Faith and Learning in Christian Education (3)  
Total Credits 11


Field of Emphasis Credits
At least three courses from one of the following areas of emphasis:  
   Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)  
   Educational Administration (EDAD)  
Total Credits 9


Total semester hours 20