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).

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.
  2. Demonstrated English proficiency (see English Proficiency).


A minimum of 2 credits in educational psychology. To meet this prerequisite, the student
may take EDFN 518 Educational Psychology (2), which is offered at AIIAS as a graduate
level self-study module.


To complete the program and be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Education, the candidate must satisfactorily meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete 23 semester hours of coursework from the MA program.
  2. Complete Service Learning requirement (see Service Learning).
  3. Develop an e-portfolio to showcase his/her work in meeting the professional competencies.


Foundation Courses Credits
EDCI Pedagogy and Classroom Management 3
EDCI 625 Instructional Media 3
EDUC 583 Foundations of Christian Curriculum 3
EDUC 624 Faith and Learning in Christian Education 3
EDCI 615 Instructional Models 3
EDCI 645 Assessment for Learning
LEAD 610 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics
RESM 520 Academic Writing 2
Total Credits 23