What will I learn?

Give Your Teaching Career a Boost with a Professional Study Graduate Certificate

If you would like to advance your professional career by pursuing additional coursework beyond your degree, a Graduate Certificate of Professional Study within the field of education from Southern New Hampshire University can provide you with the opportunity to engage with a broad range of topics. Earning your graduate certificate is a great way to add to your teaching résumé while enhancing your understanding of important educational concepts and strategies.

This field-based certificate program, available through the SNHU Vermont Campus, is ideal for practicing educators seeking applied learning and professional development opportunities within the topic areas of curriculum, assessment and evaluation, education technology, learning and development, and teacher leadership.

See Yourself Succeed with a Professional Study Graduate Certificate from SNHU

The field-based Professional Study Graduate Certificate program in education at SNHU allows you to choose from the following five subject areas: Curriculum, Assessment and Evaluation, Education Technology, Learning and Development, and Teacher Leadership. This is a 15-credit program, and you will select five three-credit courses to complete in accordance with your chosen topic.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of enrolling in a field-based graduate program at SNHU include:

Convenience. Pursue your graduate degree or certificate where you work, and complete international field studies around your teaching schedule.
Supportive community. We have a deep understanding of how adults learn best, and we know all of our students personally. Our cohort model allows you to learn with colleagues.
Relevance. All course material and assignments apply directly to your classroom practice.
Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
Constructivist classrooms. Our instructors design the classroom experience so that it begins with your experiences and builds toward exceptional practice in a collaborative manner.

Careers & Outcomes

The Professional Study program is designed to help educators advance their careers without committing to a full master’s degree program. The goal of this program is to produce teachers who are prepared to impact their schools and their students in meaningful ways, both inside and outside of the classroom. Whether your goal is to develop new curriculum, become familiar with new teaching technology, or learn new leadership skills, SNHU can help you take the next step in your career.

Professional Study (Post-Master's Graduate Certificate)

In addition to the standard Professional Study Graduate Certificate in education program, SNHU also offers a Professional Study Post-Master's Graduate Certificate option. This program is similar to the standard graduate certificate version, but is designed for educators who have already earned their Master of Education. This program also features Curriculum, Assessment and Evaluation, Education Technology, Learning and Development, and Teacher Leadership as subject areas; however, many of the courses within the post-master's program cover more advanced topics.

Which department am I in?

Southern New Hampshire University

Study options

Full Time (15 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$12,600.00 per year
Semester Tuition (3 courses at USD $2,100/course): USD $6,300
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

11 January 2022

Venue

Southern New Hampshire University

2500 North River Road,

MANCHESTER,

New Hampshire,

03106, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree. Minimum GPA: 2.75/4.0 or equivalent (Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 – 2.74 may be eligible for provisional admission).

For international students

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 - 2.74 may be eligible for provisional admission.

Students wishing to enter directly into an Undergraduate or Graduate academic program must provide evidence of English proficiency by one of the following options: TOEFL: 71; IELTS: 6.0; PTE: 54; ELS: 112; EF: C1; ILSC: A2; Michigan: 85; ASC English: Completion of Level 6; FLS: Completion of Level 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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