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This graduate certificate is intended for students with no prior teaching experience. The guiding philosophy of the CERT/ALT-E is to build upon your existing skills, as well as knowledge from your undergraduate program, to help you become a confident and effective classroom teacher. Blending academic theory with relevant coursework, field experiences and student teaching, the curriculum is designed to align with national standards set by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), and includes all the essential elements required to help prepare you for a career in teaching at the elementary level.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View the Alternative Pathway/Elementary Education gainful employment disclosures.
While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats.