Students attending an informal lecture.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Applicants to the program must have completed coursework  including required education methods courses in one of the teaching major subject areas for secondary education approved by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) prior to admission.
Areas of Licensure

Candidates may apply  credits from the Graduate Certificate to a Master of Education in Secondary Teaching.  

To be considered for admission into the UVU Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education Program with the option of continuing on to receive a Master of Education in Secondary Teaching, individuals must successfully complete all admission criteria.

  1. Bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Minimum 3.0 grade point average in undergraduate work.
  3. Complete all application criteria.
  4. Interview with School of Education Graduate Committee.
  5. Student must have majored in one of the 18 teaching content areas that UVU offers, which are listed in the "Areas of Licensure" button above.

Continuance to M.Ed.

All emphasis credits earned in the Secondary Teaching  Graduate Certificate program can be applied to a M.Ed. emphasis in Secondary Teaching.  Teachers who complete the Secondary Graduate Certificate program can continue toward their Master of Education degree in Secondary Teaching by taking an additional 12 required credit hours.

Graduate Certificate Coursework

29 Credits
Instruction and Curriculum
3 Credits
Universal Design for Learning
3 Credits
21st Century Teaching and Learning
3 Credits
Content Area Literacy
3 Credits
Diversity and Differentiation
3 Credits
Assessing Educational Practices
3 Credits
Classroom Management Practicum
3 Credits
Teacher Performance Assessment
2 Credits
Student Teaching
6 Credits
Begin your Application and Start Changing your Life
UVU's graduate studies program provides top-tier teaching and resources that truly prepare you for a successful career in education. Start now on a journey that will forever change your life.
Application Deadlines
Priority Admission: December 10
Regular Admission: January 10
Submit Application