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New Program - Master of Design
Our new Master of Design (MDes) program is a two-year, hybrid format program that focuses on current, emerging, and experimental professional practices with distinct specializations in Experience Design and Animation.Master of Design
New Program - MSSE, Specialization in Enterprise Technologies
Join professional students in an unmatched educational experience with the MS in Software Engineering, Specialization in Enterprise Technologies. Prequalify today.MSSE in Enterprise Technologies
New Program - Higher Education Teaching Certificate
The Higher Education Teaching Certificate program provides graduate-level coursework and classroom experience to current and future higher education instructors.Higher Education Teaching Certificate
Grounded in social justice, equity, and inclusion, the Higher Education Teaching Certificate program provides graduate-level coursework and classroom experience to post-secondary educators or those with a Master’s Degree. Nine units to complete this hybrid program.
If you are a current or future higher education instructor you will enjoy this student-driven, culturally centered teaching certificate that offers an insightful experience integrating theory and teaching practicum. This certificate is a great way to increase your employment opportunities and enhance your current career to offer a more holistic approach.
Courses are taught online and classroom experience activities take place in person.
Higher Education Teaching Certificate from SJSU
The HETC program at SJSU 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. Find out if this program is right for you.
- San Jose is listed as the top-paying city for faculty on the community college level with a median pay of over $100,000.
- Interfolio.com has put together a list of benefits to being a community college educator and according to the site, salaries for community college careers vs public universities were comparable.
The [HETC] program has significantly influenced my professional goals and trajectory. I am more confident in my role being a professor. Recognizing that having knowledge to teach and effectively teaching are distinct skills, the program has equipped me with the necessary tools to excel in both aspects. I believe my participation in this program will enhance my ability to serve my students more effectively, providing me with a valuable edge in my academic career.Yvonne Mudoh
Higher Education Teaching Certificate, 2023 Graduate
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Learn more about how to apply below.
- Admission Requirements
- MA/MS Degree from a regionally accredited institution or currently enrolled in a MA/MS program
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Candidates must also meet all SJSU admissions requirements
For more information visit the HETC program.
- How to Apply
- Application Deadlines
Applications will be accepted once a year.
Summer 2024 application cycle: November 1, 2023 - April 1, 2024
- Application Deadline: April 1, 2024*
- Document Deadline: April 1, 2024*
*These dates are not final and are subject to change.
For a full list of Frequently Asked Questions visit the HETC FAQ
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