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If you are seeking to learn more about teaching middle school students, our graduate certificate in middle grades program is for you! The online Graduate Certificate in Middle Grades is ideal if you are seeking to teach in a variety of educational environments including public or private school. Through this program, you will become a more effective teacher and receive specialized preparation to reach students in grades six through eight. This program can also provide the foundation for beginning a master's degree at a later date.
Liberty University’s 100% online middle school certificate program is designed to help you construct a strong basis for your education practices with the age group of 10-15-year-olds. All courses in this certificate are offered in the eight-week online format and will increase your understanding of teaching strategies toward middle grades.
You will learn from professors who have served as teachers and administrators and will help equip and enhance your skills through this education certificate. These seasoned professionals take what they've learned in their careers and translate it into practical applications that bring your classroom experience to life. The School of Education develops programs such as the online graduate certificate program in middle grades to help develop leaders in the field who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. You will develop the critical thinking skills you need and also be able to target your interests through our graduate certificate program.
Middle school students are impacted in unique ways by societal influences and changes in family and community structures. With the developmental diversity among early adolescent learners, educators must have a strong basis for their practice with this age group for personal edification or teaching certification. Understanding these factors improves instructional experiences for middle grades and will lead to increased academic achievement and personal development. This graduate certificate program will heighten middle-grade educators’ understanding of their instruction methods by encouraging reflective practice through individualized and collaborative professional development opportunities.
*Students may choose between EDUC 635 OR EDUC 637
A certificate provides additional documented credentials for job or post-graduate requirements. This certificate will not qualify you for teaching licensure. Aspiring licensed teachers should consider the Master of Arts in Teaching Program.
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