Teaching Certification Programs

Graduate Teaching Certification Programs

Five Options to Boost Your Skills.

In addition to a range of concentrations, Alvernia University offers graduate teaching certificate options for those interested in enhancing their skills in a specific area. Plus, if you decide to earn your master’s degree, you’ll already have some of the major course work completed and may be able to apply the credits from the certificate program to your graduate degree.

Start by choosing a graduate certification from one of the following graduate certification programs:

You can also get your Master of Education degree with some of the above certification programs. Read more about these programs in the dual option area.

So, why choose Alvernia’s Graduate program in Education?

The answer is…Alvernia offers future teachers and administrators more than the 3 R’s of “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic.”

In fact, graduates of Alvernia’s programs in Education mention three other “R’s” they value at Alvernia.

  • The value of real-world connections they can make,
  • The value of rigorous coursework that prepares them to teach and lead, and
  • The value of responsiveness that begins with their first inquiry and lasts long beyond their program completion.

The first “R” is “Real-world connections.” Alvernia’s graduate students in Education bring a wealth of prior experiences with children to the college classroom.  The opportunity to connect these experiences to what they are learning and to exchange ideas with others helps continue to fuel our graduate students’ passion to make a difference in young lives.

The second “R” is “Rigor.” Yes, the coursework needed to become an effective teacher or school administrator is challenging, but Alvernia’s rigorous preparation allows our graduates to be highly qualified to handle both the academic and social demands of the children in today’s schools.

The third “R” is “Responsiveness.” At Alvernia, the Education Department faculty and staff are people who really care about each and every one of our students.  We know that graduate students have busy, complicated lives, and we are always available to listen, to consider adjustments for an individual, and ultimately, help students reach their professional goals.

Ready to take the next step? View the curriculum and courses required for each certification program above, learn more about our admission process, or request more information. 

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Steph Snavely, M.Ed. ’10

“The M.Ed. program at Alvernia University has provided an academically challenging experience which is relevant to my career as a teacher.”

Michelle Salloum, Special Education Certification ’08

“Alvernia University strives to integrate a variety of different teaching methods to ensure success.”

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