Are UMW’s College of Education Endorsement and Certificate Programs right for me?
UMW’s College of Education Endorsement and Certificate Programs offer a graduate endorsement and two certificates for prospective students who possess a bachelor’s degree and a valid Virginia collegiate professional or postgraduate professional license. Competitive applicants will have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on undergraduate coursework and at least 3.0 on graduate coursework. Many classes are offered during weekends and evenings.
UMW’s added credentials give educators increased knowledge in a particular field of study and lead to more lucrative and fulfilling employment options.
What will I learn?
Choose from the following offerings:
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
For students with at least six credits in a foreign language, the certificate is an internationally recognized credential for teaching English in a variety of instructional settings overseas and some adult education settings in the U.S. Explore English linguistics, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, grammar and meaning, and second language acquisition and methods.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching Students with Autism
Explore the great range of students’ characteristics on the autism spectrum, learn positive approaches to behavior management, discover methods for teaching and supporting students, and delve into emerging and assistive technologies.
When and how do I apply for acceptance to the program?
Recommended filing dates are April 15 for fall admission, Sept. 15 for spring admission, and Feb. 15 for summer admission. UMW accepts post-filing date applications on a rolling, space-available basis.
Check out the College of Education Graduate Endorsement and Certificate Programs Checklist for the materials you’ll need to get started.
How can I learn more about UMW’s College of Education Graduate Endorsement and Certificate Programs?
For detailed information and specific questions, please contact Graduate Admissions at (540) 286-8030 or Email us at email@example.com, or you can fill out our Request for More Information Form. Feel free to visit our social media as well.