Oct 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Master’s Certificate in Community College Teaching


The post-master’s certificate in community college teaching provides practical teaching preparation for individuals who seek or hold teaching positions in community colleges. Individuals seeking the certificate usually will have a master’s degree in a content area taught in the community college system. The certificate is not required in Washington community colleges.

The courses and the required supervised teaching experience are designed to provide an overview of the characteristics of community college students; the history, purposes, beliefs, aims, and administrative structure of the community and technical college system in the state of Washington; program planning and course development; and instructional methods.

Admission Requirements

  • Application for Graduate Admission form with non-refundable $55 application fee. (Application fee waived for Seattle University alumni.)
  • Master’s degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university in a field other than education.
  • Two recommendations, one from the master’s degree major advisor and one from a current supervisor, regarding student’s ability to perform as a teacher in the content field.
  • Statement of purpose

Certificate Requirements:


The post-master’s certificate in community college teaching requires a minimum of 15 credits be taken at Seattle University. If students have completed courses that are substantially similar to those required for the certificate, substitutions may be made from other course offerings at Seattle University.

Minimum credits required: (15)


Issuance of Certificate


  • The certificate will be issued by the Seattle University registrar in accordance with established policies and procedures of the university. Candidates must make application prior to the published deadline and provide the required evidence of completion.