Graduate certificates are short programs of focused study designed to meet the supplemental education needs of professionals and possibly serve as a stepping stone to a more advanced study such as a master's or doctoral degree. The graduate certificate program in college teaching consists of a 12-credit-hour program with an emphasis in pedagogical research, teaching issues, curriculum design and theory of education.
This program is designed to help current faculty and graduate teaching assistants develop and improve knowledge, skills and capabilities for successful college teaching, as well as advance their teaching adaptibility, vision and philosophy in an ever-changing institution of higher education. Students gain pertinent skills in specialty areas that may facilitate career advancement and earn credit hours that go toward the Curriculum Studies Program.
OSU-Tulsa offers part-time and full-time courses with a flexible schedule at a convenient location which enables students to fit graduate school into their busy lives.
In addition to the graduate certificate, students can continue their education through the Curriculum Studies Program, which offers both an M.S. degree in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership with an option in Curriculum and Leadership Studies and a Ph.D. degree in Education with an option in Curriculum Studies.
For course listings, visit the OSU College of Education website.