The online Middle and Secondary Teaching Graduate Certificate at Appalachian
Get your initial A-level teaching license and expand upon your undergraduate major with teaching theory, practice and preparation for today's culturally-diverse and technology-enhanced classrooms.
Through the Graduate Certificate in Middle and Secondary Teaching program at Appalachian State University, you’ll go from class to classroom in just three semesters, entering a field with high employment demand. This is a coherent program for lateral entry as well.
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- Middle grade teacher (6-9th grade)
- Secondary teacher (9-12th grade)
- Career & technical education teacher
- Middle Grades: Teach English/Language Arts, Science, Math or Social Studies at the middle school level.
- Career & Technical: Teach Business, Marketing, Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences* or Trade & Industry** at the middle and high school level.
*Health Sciences: Must have a current license, certification or registration by a national and/or state-recognized program-accrediting agency as a health professions practitioner.
**Trade & Industry: Must provide evidence of having taken a minimum of 24 qualifying content semester hours in the discipline/specialty area.
- 18 credit hours delivered online (2 courses per semester, including summer)
- 1- or 6-credit hour internship practicum: supervised teaching full-time in a North Carolina public school or approved alternate method for internship/practicum completion, such as lateral-entry teaching in the appropriate subject and grade level.
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NOTE: A transcript review will be performed by the program faculty prior to admission to determine if previous coursework meets criteria for initial licensure in your intended cognate track. Additional coursework beyond the 19-24 hours may be required depending on the course of study taken for the bachelor’s degree.
(Note: Not all courses listed may be delivered to Distance Education students. Refer curriculum questions to the program contact.)
Eligibility and application requirements
- hold a bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the chosen teaching area
- have an overall GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate work from a regionally accredited institution
- Completed online application to graduate school
- Application fee
- Official (sealed or electronic) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian)
- Personal statement
Note: Test scores are not required for this program.
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Out of State Licensure
Appalachian cannot confirm whether this professional licensure program will meet the requirements for professional licensure outside North Carolina; therefore, prior to enrollment, if you intend to practice in another state, you must determine if this program meets requirements for licensure in your state by contacting your appropriate licensing agencies.