The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is a 13 semester credit graduate certificate offered online, asynchronous in 8-week course sessions.

Graduate certificates support educators and others returning to gain backgrounds in topics in education, who want to advance their knowledge and skill sets without pursuing a master's degree. The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies provides core coursework for the preparation of educators across a broad spectrum of essential and relevant domains.

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies supports teachers who are taking on leadership positions and skill development in organizational leadership and grant writing, highly beneficial to the needs of schools and organizations that seek funding alternatives for programming needs.

Students will be able to complete a graduate certificate and apply those courses to a Master's of Education degree if they wish to continue, in either the Adult Teaching and Learning track or the Innovative Teaching Practices track and have all courses applied to the degree.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies 13 credits

EDUC 501 Topics and Trends in Education 2 SH Credits
EDUC 506 Educational Law and Ethics 2 SH Credits
EDUC 508 Organizational Leadership 3 SH Credits
EDUC 510 Diversity and Societal Change 3 SH Credits
EDUC 545 Grant Writing 3 SH Credits

View additional information on the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies in the MSU Catalog. 

Questions? Please contact Teresa Agnes in the Division of Education for further information or to ask program admissions questions: (education@mayvillestate.edu); 701-788-4710.  

Please see the Graduate Non-Degree Application Process Instructions to work through the application process for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies.

In order to enroll in graduate courses or programs at Mayville State University, you must have a bachelor's degree and be admitted to MSU as a graduate student. To apply for graduate admission, complete the online Graduate Application for Admission, submit a non-refundable $35.00 application fee, and send an official transcript with your bachelor's degree awarded date to the Office of Admissions. 

Direct transcripts to:  Admissions Office, Mayville State University, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND 58257

Admissions phone number for assistance with the admissions and enrollment processes: 701-788-4635.

Graduate credit charges are $440.00 per semester credit (subject to change) and payable to the MSU Business Office by the third week of the semester. Contact the Mayville State Business Office at 701-788-4757 for  more information on payment plans and other payment options.  Federal financial aid is not available for this certificate program.

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