The Post-Master’s Certificate in Community College Teaching, offered through the College of Education’s Adult Education and Training (AEDT) program, provides practical teaching preparation for individuals who seek or hold teaching positions in community colleges. Students will take a minimum of 15 credits. Most classes are offered online to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.
Courses and required supervised teaching experience are designed to provide:
While not required in Washington community colleges, the certificate provides valuable knowledge and training for those who are new to community college teaching or who do not have a teaching background.
Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency regardless of English language studies, residence in the United States or an English-speaking country, or immigration status.
Graduate applicants with a baccalaureate or higher degrees from recognized colleges in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia and who have continued to reside in countries where English is the primary language for at least two years prior to applying to Seattle University will have this requirement waived.
English proficiency may be met with an official TOEFL score of 92 (IBT), or 580 (PBT); the IELTS exam with a minimum score of 7.0; PTE score of 62.
Applications are accepted for fall, winter, and spring quarters. Deadlines for receipt of application materials are:
$631 per credit; total program cost varies depending on previous education.
A minimum of 15 credits must be taken at Seattle University. If students have completed courses that are substantially similar to those required for the certificate, substitutions may be made from other course offerings at Seattle University.
For more information, please contact the Adult Education and Training program.