Higher Education Teaching Certificate
San José City College
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SJSU Degree Catalog
The Higher Education Teaching Certificate program provides graduate-level coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future higher education instructors in culturally-sustaining and responsive pedagogical knowledge grounded in social justice, equity, and inclusion.
If you’re a current MA/MS student or faculty member in a postsecondary institution, this certificate is for you. The program offers a well-rounded experience that integrates theory and teaching practicum.
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- Hybrid Instruction: Foundations and methods courses are offered in an online 7-week summer format. The practicum course will be offered during the fall semester with online lectures and on-site teaching and observation activities.
- Unique Program: Focused on culturally-responsive teaching, equitable assessment, student engagement, and antiracist instruction.
- Exceptional Faculty: The faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership have extensive experience in equity-minded pedagogy and emancipatory leadership practices, with a commitment to being community-engaged, culturally sustaining and holistic in their teaching.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 12% between 2020 - 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 139,600 openings for postsecondary teachers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
Students will complete 2 online courses during the summer and 1 hybrid course during the fall. Courses include:
- A foundation course that examines the development and knowledge of theories related to diversity, equity and inclusion in U.S. higher education.
- A teaching methods course grounded in culturally-sustaining pedagogies.
- A teaching fieldwork experience where students will put into practice culturally-sustaining and responsive teaching methodologies.
Applying to the Program
- Apply through Cal State Apply
- Current MA/MS students or faculty members in a postsecondary institution are eligible to apply.
- Applications will be accepted once a year, starting January 1 and with an April 15 deadline.
For more information and to apply, email the Lurie College of Education and Department of Educational Leadership, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For you to participate and receive credit from online classes at San Jose State University, your state of residence must have a reciprocity agreement in place with CSU. This agreement provides online students with consumer protection. For a complete list of participating states and details on the regulation, please visit sjsu.edu/extend/state-auth/.