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Online Certification in Education: A Post Master's Certification After Graduation

written by: Jacqueline Chinappi•edited by: Sarah Malburg•updated: 11/27/2009

Obtaining an advanced certificate from a certificate education program after the master's in education is getting easier as online learning allows you to study from the comfort of your home.

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    Certificate Education Programs Online

    Teachers have a difficult time as it is to find extra time for themselves, never mind extra time to go back to school for another teaching certificate. Specializing in certain areas though can help a teacher open new doors for new opportunities and even advancement. So how can they find the time? The option is simple, online learning. Learners from all over the nation as well as the world are enrolling in online courses and degree programs every day. Here we will take a look at two online certificate programs in education you can earn after the master’s degree.

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    Hofstra University

    Hofstra University is located in Long Island, NY and is accredited by 19 academic accreditations including Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). The school offers an Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education. The program consists of 4 three credit courses and is available completely online. Courses include:

    · Creativity

    · Introduction to Gifted Education

    · School wide Enrichment: Instructional Methods and Materials for all Learners

    · Internship: Gifted/Talented Children

    Individuals holding licensure in New York State for teaching or who hold a master’s degree in special education will be considered for admissions into the program. Tuition is $850 per credit for graduate courses. An online learner wishing to complete this online certificate program would be looking at a bill over $10,000.

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    Capella University

    Capella University is a leader in distance education and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is also a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Capella offers an online certificate program to receive a post-master’s certificate in College Teaching, which includes 20 credits in:

    • Theory and Methods of Educating Adults
    • Teaching Adults
    • Practicum in College Teaching
    • Classroom Assessment in Education
    • Higher Education Curriculum Development and Teaching Strategies (or)Effective Online Course Design, Delivery, Facilitation, and Assessment
    • Practicum in College Teaching

    Tuition costs are $4,335 per quarter and Capella states that 78% of their online learners receive financial aid. The financial aid options include federal loans, non-federal loans, private loans, scholarships, and grants.

    Teachers are certain to get ahead with these certificate education programs online.