Education: Certificates for Licensed Educators
St. Catherine University's graduate certificates for licensed educators will help you turn your passion for teaching into teaching excellence. You’ll join a community of learners who inspire and teach others, and learn from faculty who offer fresh insights and leading-edge strategies that will enhance teaching and learning in your E-12 classroom. Certificates are great options for teachers at all stages of their careers. Enroll in a certificate as a freestanding credential. Or, if you’re seeking a master’s, apply certificate credits toward our Master of Arts in Education program.
Completion time: 2-3 terms
Cost per credit (2021–2022): $585
Start: Fall, spring, or summer
A St. Catherine University education is one of the most worthwhile investments you’ll ever make, and we are committed to helping you find ways to make that investment affordable.
Catholic school educators enrolling in post-license certificate programs in Summer 2021 will be considered for $6,000 in Speranza Scholarships.
New Certificate students who are not eligible for the Speranza scholarship will be considered for up to $2,000 from the following scholarship programs: learning team, teacher leader, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement.
Certificate students employed by a St. Kate's corporate or community partner may be eligible for a 10% tuition reduction.
Students enrolled in a certificate program, with the exception of the Technology Integration certificate, are not eligible for federal and state financial aid.
Leading-Edge Learning for Today's Classrooms
St. Kate's offers seven online graduate certificates for licensed teachers:
- Computational Thinking
- Culturally Relevant Pedagogies
- Digital Video
- Literacy Leadership
- Special Education for General Education
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
- Technology Integration
Faculty provide in-depth formative feedback throughout the program. Our certificate courses guide you through the creation of interdisciplinary lessons and teach you to maximize the potential of the resources you have available in your classroom to meaningfully engage your students.
St. Kate’s graduate certificates for E-12 educators help you improve your teaching skills and stand out among your peers in the field of education, within your district, and the broader educational community.
Certificates may be earned for full graduate credit, helping you advance your teaching career.
These certificate programs do not enable students to add additional teaching licensure areas. For information on licensure options at St. Kate’s, see our elementary graduate-level teacher licensure or undergraduate early childhood education licensure option.
Education Certificate Program Overview
These online 12-credit ( four courses) certificates offer teachers at all stages of their careers an opportunity to learn deeply about a topic of interest. Our 3-credit courses are seven weeks in length.
Any certificate can be transferred directly into one of our Master of Arts in Education programs.
Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure Requirement for Certificates
Federal regulations require that all institutions disclose certain information and statistics regarding non-degree, certificate programs.