Graduate College | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

Education: Certificates for Licensed Educators

St. Catherine’s graduate certificates for licensed educators will help you turn your passion for teaching into teaching excellence, making an impact on your classroom and your career. You’ll join a community of learners who inspire and support one another, and learn from faculty who offer fresh insights and digital instructional strategies that will enhance your learning experience.

St. Catherine offers certificates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Technology Integration. Both areas of focus are also available as concentrations in our Master of Arts in Education program.

Program Details

  • Format: Online classes
  • Credits: 12
  • Completion time: 9 months

what can I do with a certificate in Education?

St. Catherine’s STEM and Technology Integration certificates help you stand out among your peers in the field of education, within your district and the broader educational community.

In the STEM certificate, you’ll pursue courses in different focus areas that will develop your confidence, competence and comfort with leading your students as they develop STEM fluency. These STEM courses will make your classes more engaging and fuel your students' success with post-secondary and career options that will shape the world.

In the Technology Integration certificate, you will develop the skills to support creative, hands-on learning that better reflects today’s dynamic and collaborative work environments. You’ll improve your use of available digital tools for instruction, assessment and communication activities while expanding your capacity to meet diverse student needs in a digital learning environment.

how will I study?

St. Catherine’s 12-credit education certificates may be completed in 2-3 terms (7-9 months), depending on course selection. After a kick-off event* on our St. Paul, MN campus, students complete their courses in online and hybrid (campus meetings combined with online learning) formats.

Our graduate curriculum reflects today's digital realities, and 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 technology you have available in your classroom to meaningfully engage your students. You’ll improve your skills to work more efficiently in multidisciplinary teams, advocate effectively for your students, and implement reflective teaching practices that ensure ongoing improvements.

*the Friday evening/Saturday kick-off event will be held on a weekend prior to the start of classes

why St. Kate's?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning.

The Graduate Certificates for Licensed Educators are offered within the Graduate College through the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.

Tuition and Financial Aid

For the 2019-20 academic year, the tuition rate for graduate certificates for licensed educators is $547 per credit. Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs for the program will include fees for student services and technology, books, etc.

Students in the Technology Integration certificate program may be eligible for financial aid, usually in the form of student loans (the STEM certificate is not eligible for federal aid). Another potential source of funding is tuition benefits from current employers.

Scholarship Opportunities

St. Catherine offers scholarship support for new students pursuing a certificate for licensed educators. Apply to start in F’19 or Sp'20 to be considered for up to $2,500 in scholarship funding:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Alumni
  • Diversity
  • Learning Team
  • Teacher Leadership

Scholarship funding is limited – priority consideration is given to individuals who complete the application process by the Summer/Fall application deadlines.

In addition, St. Catherine's Certificate students employed by one of our corporate partners may be eligible to receive a special corporate partner scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%.

Some students may qualify for a STEM Scholarship or an award from the Speranza Fund for teachers in Catholics settings.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure Requirement for Certificates

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Education Certificate Requirements

Education Certificate Requirements

The education certificates include courses and experiences to build your professional competencies.

How to apply

How to apply

The education certificates have specific prerequisite and admission requirements.



Our Education faculty are accomplished, experienced leaders and educators.