Dual-Credit Credentialing Certificates

Dual-Credit Credentialing Certificates

This program is targeted for CAPP teachers who already hold a master's degree and need to complete up to 18 graduate credits in their respective fields of study to be able to continue teaching high school students who would like to earn concurrent high school and college credits.

All courses are at the graduate level and will be delivered in a flexible online format. This method will support CAPP teachers in concentrating on coursework, latest research, and relevant concepts and topics in their respective fields of study.

Dual-credit credentialing certificates are available in accounting, biochemistry, biology, communication, economics, mathematics and music. Coursework in counseling is available to support credentialing for psychology courses.

Courses are three graduate credits each, and cost $630 if the student has the supporting documentation from his/her school district. Otherwise, the student pays full graduate tuition of $2,001 for Fall 2020 classes.

The Accounting Graduate Certificate allows students to gain advanced disciplinary training in accounting. The certificate courses invite students to apply their disciplinary content to a range of intellectual and practical questions. The program is open to students who have completed bachelor's degrees and who have been accepted for enrollment through the Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.

Students who have successfully completed the Accounting Graduate Certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge in the appropriate content area.
  • Apply disciplinary theories and knowledge to new contexts.

Accounting Graduate Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours):

Notes:

  • The Accounting Graduate Certificate is delivered in conjunction with Lakeland University's Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.
  • Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in order to earn this certificate.
  • Certificates are awarded from the J. Garland Schilcutt School of Business and Entrepreneurship and do not appear on Lakeland transcripts.

The Biology Graduate Certificate allows students to gain advanced disciplinary training in biology. The certificate courses invite students to apply their disciplinary content to a range of intellectual and practical questions. The program is open to students who have completed bachelor's degrees and who have been accepted for enrollment through the Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.

Students who have successfully completed the Biology Graduate Certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge in the appropriate content area.
  • Apply disciplinary theories and knowledge to new contexts.

Biology Graduate Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours):

Notes:

  • The Biology Graduate Certificate is delivered in conjunction with Lakeland University's Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.
  • Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in order to earn this certificate.
  • Certificates are awarded from the School of Science, Technology and Education and do not appear on Lakeland transcripts.

The Chemistry Graduate Certificate allows students to gain advanced disciplinary training in chemistry. The certificate courses invite students to apply their disciplinary content to a range of intellectual and practical questions. The program is open to students who have completed bachelor's degrees and who have been accepted for enrollment through the Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.

Students who have successfully completed the Chemistry Graduate Certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge in the appropriate content area.
  • Apply disciplinary theories and knowledge to new contexts.

Chemistry Graduate Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours):

Notes:

  • The Chemistry Graduate Certificate is delivered in conjunction with Lakeland University's Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.
  • Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in order to earn this certificate.
  • Certificates are awarded from the School of Science, Technology and Education and do not appear on Lakeland transcripts.

The Communication Graduate Certificate allows students to gain advanced disciplinary training in such subject areas as research, composition and rhetoric, technical and professional writing, and cross-cultural communication. The certificate courses invite students to apply their disciplinary content to a range of intellectual and practical questions. The program is open to students who have completed bachelor's degrees and who have been accepted for enrollment through the Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.

Students who have successfully completed the Communication Graduate Certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge in the appropriate content area.
  • Apply disciplinary theories and knowledge to new contexts.

Communication Graduate Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours):

Notes:

  • The Communication Graduate Certificate is delivered in conjunction with Lakeland University's Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.
  • Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in order to earn this certificate.
  • Certificates are awarded from the School of Humanities and Fine Arts and do not appear on Lakeland transcripts.

The Economics Graduate Certificate allows students to gain advanced disciplinary training in economics. The certificate courses invite students to apply their disciplinary content to a range of intellectual and practical questions. The program is open to students who have completed bachelor's degrees and who have been accepted for enrollment through the Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.

Students who have successfully completed the Economics Graduate Certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge in the appropriate content area.
  • Apply disciplinary theories and knowledge to new contexts.

Economics Graduate Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours):

Notes:

  • The Economics Graduate Certificate is delivered in conjunction with Lakeland University's Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.
  • Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in order to earn this certificate.
  • Certificates are awarded from the J. Garland Schilcutt School of Business and Entrepreneurship and do not appear on Lakeland transcripts.

The Mathematics Graduate Certificate allows students to gain advanced disciplinary training in mathematics. The certificate courses invite students to apply their disciplinary content to a range of intellectual and practical questions. The program is open to students who have completed bachelor's degrees and who have been accepted for enrollment through the Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.

Students who have successfully completed the Mathematics Graduate Certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge in the appropriate content area.
  • Apply disciplinary theories and knowledge to new contexts.

Mathematics Graduate Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours):

Notes:

  • The Mathematics Graduate Certificate is delivered in conjunction with Lakeland University's Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.
  • Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in order to earn this certificate.
  • Certificates are awarded from the School of Science, Technology and Education and do not appear on Lakeland transcripts.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Graduate Certificate Requirements (9 semester hours):

Notes:

  • The ESL Graduate Certificate is delivered online in partnership with Fox Valley Technical College.
  • Students interested in completing the ESL Graduate Certificate should contact an academic advisor in order to declare intention to complete this certificate.
  • Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in order to earn this certificate.
  • Certificates are awarded from the School of Humanities and Fine Arts and do not appear on Lakeland transcripts.

The Music Graduate Certificate allows students to gain advanced disciplinary training in such subject areas as music theory, music history, choral/wind band literature, applied pedagogy, and musicianship. The certificate courses invite students to apply their disciplinary content to a range of intellectual and practical questions. The program is open to students who have completed bachelor's degrees and who have been accepted for enrollment through the Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.

Students who have successfully completed the Music Graduate Certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge in the appropriate content area.
  • Apply disciplinary theories and knowledge to new contexts.

Communication Graduate Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours):

  • MUS 631 Current Perspectives in Music Education [2]
  • MUS 630 History and Philosophy of Music Education [2]
  • MUS 521 Solfege I [2]
  • MUS 644 Advanced Conducting & Choral Literature [2] OR MUS 632 Wind Band Literature [2]
  • MUS 580 Special Topics [4]
  • MUS 633 Modern Western Art Music [3]
  • MUS 690 Special Studies Project [3]

Notes:

  • The Music Graduate Certificate is delivered in conjunction with Lakeland University's Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies.
  • Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in order to earn this certificate.
  • Certificates are awarded from the School of Humanities and Fine Arts and do not appear on Lakeland transcripts.

Dual-Credit Credentialing Certificates (FAQs)

Admission to these certificate programs will be managed by the Senior Fellow of the Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies (CADS) on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Student should submit a formal application to the certificate program, indicating his/her interest in enrolling as a non-degree-seeking student, or as a Master of Education student.
  • Student should request official transcripts from previous colleges attended to be sent to Lakeland University.
  • Transcript should exhibit completion of relevant undergraduate coursework, as determined aby the CADS Senior Fellow.

All graduate courses in this program will be delivered in either 12-week or 7-week terms via Blackboard. Most courses will be offered asynchronously online, offering participants optimal flexibility.

Courses will be offered in Lakeland's Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms. Sections may be canceled two weeks prior to the onset of the term if they lack sufficient enrollment.

Courses in this program are discounted to support dual-credit instructors in attaining the graduate credits required by the Higher Learning Commission. Students seeking the reduced tuition rate of $210 per credit ($630 per course) must submit a form that indicates the student's employer is supportive of the student pursuing these graduate credits for the purpose of dual credit instruction.

The courses are open to other eligible individuals at the regular graduate tuition rate ($2,001 each).

Students must complete 18 graduate credits in the content area through a combination of Lakeland or non-Lakeland courses to be eligible for the certificate.

Students who wish to receive the dual credit credentialing certificate from Lakeland University must complete a minimum of the final 3 credits of the certificate requirements at Lakeland to be eligible for a certificate from Lakeland.

Individuals who have completed 18 graduate credits from other institution(s) are not eligible for a Lakeland certificate, but may meet Lakeland's requirements for dual credit instructors.

Individuals who completed Lakeland graduate courses prior to the development of the dual credit credentialing program are not eligible for a certificate, but may meet Lakeland's requirements for dual credit instructors.

Transfer coursework may be applied to the certificate requirements as deemed appropriate by the registrar's office, in consultation with program faculty. No more than 17 graduate semester hours will be accepted in transfer toward the certificate.

Students must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA across all required courses to be eligible for the certificate. Students may reach external credentialing requirements without earning a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Coursework will appear on Lakeland transcripts, but completed certificate programs are awarded by the appropriate academic school and do not appear on Lakeland transcripts.

Students who complete required coursework in the certificate will receive a certificate of completion and a letter of congratulations. However, students are not eligible to participate in Lakeland's commencement ceremonies.

Students should submit a formal application to the certificate program, indicating his/her interest in enrolling as a non-degree-seeking or Master of Education student.

Questions? Contact us!

If you have questions about any of the programs or other education-related questions, please feel free to contact Dr. John C. Yang, Professor of Education and Director of the Center for Teacher Excellence.