Community College Teaching Graduate Certificate


The Community College Teaching Graduate (Post-baccalaureate) Certificate provides an opportunity for post-baccalaureate students to learn how to be effective teachers in a college setting.  This program is delivered primarily via the classroom, meaning instruction is face-to-face, and consists of 14 credits.  For more information see the University Catalog.

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Student Handbook


  • Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Apply for admission fall or spring semester.
  • The application period for Fall 2023 admission has passed, but we are accepting applications for admission in Spring 2024.


Complete the application for admission form before completing the required coursework. Applications are submitted to the University of Minnesota Graduate School online application system. Because the application system is used across the U of MN campuses by various graduate programs, not all parts of the application are required. The application fee for U.S. applicants and permanent residents is $75 and $95 for international applicants.

  1. View this document for application instructions.
  2. Access the graduate application system to create and submit an application.

 If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Education Department at [email protected] or 218-726-7233.

Certificate Completion

Completion Form

  • This form is submitted when a student enrolls in the last course of the certificate requirements and is required for certificate completion. 

Tuition and Fees

For more information on Certificate Programs in general, please see One Stop.

Program Learning Outcomes

Part I. Graduate Program Learning Goals (GPLG) and Graduate Program Learning Outcomes (GPLO)

Graduate Program Learning Goals are broad, general statements defining the scope and focus of learning that will take place over the program. UMD Graduate Programs identify a Graduate Program Learning Goal (GPLG) that aligns with each of the UMD Campus-wide Graduate Learning Goal Categories. Programs then identify one or more Graduate Program Learning Outcomes to align with each GPLG.

UMD Graduate Learning Goal Categories (GLGC)Graduate Program Learning Goals (GPLG)Graduate Program Learning Outcomes (GPLO)
4 Leadership and Collaborative SkillsCCTC Goal #4: Students will demonstrate skills in collaboration and in leadership.CCTC 4: Students demonstrate transferable positive leadership  and collaboration skills in educational contexts.
5 Cultural Competence and Global Context Formation of the FieldCCTC Goal #5: Students gain an understanding of how to incorporate teaching strategies that support various learners and explore how implicit bias can impact learning.CCTC 5A: Students explain and apply how to incorporate instructional strategies.
CCTC 5B: Students define implicit bias and related issues and reflect on their impacts on student learning.

Part II. Graduate Program Learning Outcomes (GPLO) and Program Requirements

These are the observable, measurable behaviors, knowledge, skills and understandings the program has determined will demonstrate students’ proficiency toward the Graduate Program Learning Goals (listed in Part I). Your Graduate Program Learning Outcomes specify what a student is expected to know or be able to do. Graduate Program Learning Outcomes should be detailed and meaningful enough to provide
student results that can be used to guide decisions in program planning, improvement, and practice.

  • Down the side of the matrix below, list the measurable Graduate Program Learning Outcomes.
  • Key: E = Emphasized

Course Numbers/Program Requirements

In addition to specific courses, this can include internships, portfolios, and other requirements not associated with a course number, such as thesis/dissertation proposals, thesis/dissertation defenses, and comprehensive and/or professional examinations.

Graduate Program Learning OutcomesEDSE 4204/5204
EDSE 4501/5501 (Learning
EDSE 4525/5525
EDSE 5000 (Intro)
4   E
5B E E

If you have questions about this certificate, contact the Education Department at [email protected] or 218-726-7233.