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Graduate Certificate in Secondary English Education




What will I learn?

The graduate certificate in Secondary English Education is intended for those seeking to develop a knowledge and skill base that undergirds effective, equity focused teaching of secondary English education. Coursework in this certificate is designed to lead to an additional endorsement in secondary English education for teachers licensed in other areas in the state of Tennessee, pending transcript review, passing appropriate licensure exams and approval of the faculty advisor.

Which department am I in?

College of Education Health and Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,798.00 per year
Start date

23 August 2023, 22 January 2024


College of Education Health and Human Sciences

335 Claxton Complex; 1122 Volunteer Boulevard,



37996, United States

Online/Distance (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,300.00 per year
USD $775 per credit hour
Start date

23 August 2023, 22 January 2024

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A grade point average (GPA) of 2.70 or higher for undergraduate work or GPA 3.20 or higher for prior graduate work is required.

For international students

Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency. A non-U.S. degree must be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from the United States and must be accredited by its regional or national accreditation agency. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees must have earned a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or other equivalent to a ‘B’ average. If you have completed previous graduate coursework, you must have earned a minimum of 3.3 out of a possible 4.0 GPA or other equivalent to a ‘B+’ average.

An applicant requesting admission to the Graduate School may be required to submit results of the TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum score requirements for admission to the Graduate School are:

  • a total score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT),
  • a 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS.

Application Deadline: Spring: June 15

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


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