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College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5525
785-532-7304 fax
edcoll@k-state.edu

Di Murphy
TELRN Licensure Officer
013 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5524
dim@k-state.edu

Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (TELRN)

Student intern in the TELRN program

The graduate certificate program is designed to attract qualified candidates to the profession of teaching who desire to gain the theory and instructional best practices associated with high quality teaching and learning. Individuals must have earned at least a baccalaureate degree in one (or more) of the disciplines below and possess an interest in obtaining a teaching license.


Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Handbook (PDF)


Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning provides graduate level professional course work in education leading to teacher licensure to address critical statewide (and national) shortages in the following subjects:

Content AreasFaculty Content Advisors
Agriculture
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. Jonathan Ulmer
785-532-1250, julmer@k-state.edu
Art
(Grades PK-12)
Dr. F. Todd Goodson
785-532-5904, tgoodson@k-state.edu
Biology
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. Kimberly Staples
785-532-5556, kstaples@k-state.edu
Business
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. F. Todd Goodson
785-532-5904, tgoodson@k-state.edu
Chemistry
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. Kimberly Staples
785-532-5556, kstaples@k-state.edu
Earth and Space Sciences
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. Kimberly Staples
785-532-5556, kstaples@k-state.edu
English
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. Vicki Sherbert
785-532-5952, sherbev@k-state.edu
Family and Consumer Sciences
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. Sally Yahnke
785-532-5113, syahnke@k-state.edu
Journalism
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. Vicki Sherbert
785-532-5952, sherbev@k-state.edu
Mathematics
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. Sherri Martinie
785-532-3445, martinie@k-state.edu
Modern Language
(Grades PK-12)
Dr. Leah McKeeman
785-532-5512, leahmac@k-state.edu
Music
(Grades PK-12)
Dr. Fred Burrack
785-532-5712, fburrack@k-state.edu
Physical Education & Health
(Grades PK-12)
Dr. Be Stoney
785-532-3531bstoney@k-state.edu
Physics
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. Kimberly Staples
785-532-5556, kstaples@k-state.edu
Social Studies
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. Brad Burenheide
785-532-5157, bburen@k-state.edu
Speech and Theatre
(Grades 6-12)
Dr. Vicki Sherbert
785-532-5952, sherbev@k-state.edu

Curriculum

This program is a 19-20-credit hour curriculum that consists of three "Blocks" of course work.

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning consists of the coursework delineated below.

Block I
  • EDCI 702 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
    (3 credits, Summer only)
  • EDCI 715 - Literacy and Diverse Learners in the Content Areas
    (3 credits, Summer only)
  • EDSP 710 - Education of Exceptional Individuals (3 credits)
Block II

Foundations – One of the Following:

  • EDCI 812 - History of American Education (3 credits, Spring only)
  • EDCI 813 - Philosophy of American Education (3 credits, Fall only)

Content Area Teaching Methods – One of the Following:

  • EDCI 703 - Math Methods and Practicum
  • EDCI 704 - Science Methods and Practicum
  • EDCI 705 - Social Studies Methods and Practicum
  • EDCI 706 - English, Speech/Theater, and Journalism Methods and Practicum
  • EDCI 707 - FACS Methods and Practicum (Fall only)
  • EDCI 708 - Business Methods and Practicum (Fall only)
  • EDCI 709 - Agricultural Education Methods and Practicum (Fall only)
  • EDCI 711 - Art Methods and Practicum (Fall only)
  • EDCI 712 - Modern Language Methods and Practicum (Fall only)
  • EDCI 719 - Physical Education and Health Methods and Practicum for Teaching and Learning
  • For Music, all of the following:
    • EDCI 724 - Fundamentals of Teaching Music
    • EDCI 725 - Music Methods for Elementary Schools
    • EDCI 726 - Music Program in Middle and Secondary Schools
    • EDCI 727 - Advanced Methods in Music Education
Block III
  • EDCI 801–Internship in K-12 Schools (4 credits)
    (16 wk field experience/student teaching semester, Fall or Spring)

NOTE: If pursuing a K-12 program, Elementary Methods is offered only Spring semester.

There are additional course substitutions approved in Modern Languages associated with the M.A. program option in second language acquisition. Contact Licensure Officer, Di Murphy, dim@k-state.edu, 013 Bluemont Hall, 785-532-5524, for additional information.

For information regarding Admission Criteria, Admission Requirements, and the Review Process, SEE the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Handbook.