Graduate Certificate On Campus Online

Secondary Education (6-12)

Shenandoah University

6 months
33790 USD/year
33790 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Shenandoah University’s Professional Studies Certificate Secondary Education (6-12) in Initial Teacher Licensure program prepares you to be an effective (6-12) teacher.


Students select a concentrations in one of these areas:

  • English
  • History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Business & Information Technology

You’ll complete coursework necessary to earn Virginia licensure (coursework can be adapted for teachers who are provisionally licensed), and spend 300-500 hours gaining hands-on classroom experience. Classes are available at two campuses or online and taught by faculty who hold terminal degrees and K-12 teaching licenses. Our programs are fully accredited by CAEP.

You’ll construct an e-portfolio, create a Teacher Work Sample and complete assignments that align directly with “the real world.”

Through the program’s integration of theory and practice, you’ll become a reflective learner and practitioner. Although the program focuses on school leadership, you’ll develop a broader grasp of leadership and school finance. Our accredited program meets Virginia and national standards, and is approved by the Virginia Department of Education. Shenandoah graduates serve as leaders in schools throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia.

Career And Salary Possibilities

Shenandoah University Secondary Education (6-12) graduates serve as leaders in schools throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia.

Public school teachers’ salaries are a matter of public record, and a search of a pK-12 Public School Division website will yield the salary scale.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Growth and Learning
  • The Teaching Profession
  • Assessment Of and For Learning Middle/Secondary
  • Curriculum and Instruction Middle/Secondary
  • Classroom Management/School Climate
  • Literacy in the Content Areas

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have your former high school send an official transcript directly to Shenandoah University’s Office of Admissions. If an institution is unable to send original documents, you must have an appropriate school official certify that the copy is an official copy with a stamp and signature. 
    • All transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must also be submitted for an academic credential evaluation to obtain equivalency information regarding courses, credits, grades and degrees earned. For first-year applicants, a general or document-by-document report is sufficient, and must include GPA. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make arrangements for the evaluation. 
    • All applicants must demonstrate English proficiency
    • Please complete the Supplemental Application for International Students and provide financial documentation in order to start the process of obtaining an I-20. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16895 USD per semester during 6 months.
  • National

    33790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16895 USD per semester during 6 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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