This graduate certificate program provides knowledge related to contextual-based learning in the field of workforce education. The two required courses provide the student with a background related to the foundation of workforce education, as well as advanced instructional and laboratory teaching strategies. The options for the third course provide the student with a curriculum that fits their workforce education needs.
Additionally, this certificate program meets the academic course requirement for Michigan’s Interim Occupational Certificate (IOC). To earn the IOC, a student must complete the courses within this certificate, and document related work experience and pass the necessary teacher certification tests. Please see advisor for more information regarding this certificate or earning your IOC.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the Graduate College, all applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree. Admission decisions will be made by the department’s faculty, following a review of the applicant’s admission materials.
Students will complete a planned program of study consisting of 9 hours of course work with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better, with no course grade below a “C”.
The nine-credit Professional Workforce Certificate requires the following courses: