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Oklahoma State University

Graduate Certificate Admission Information

Curriculum Studies Program

The OSU Curriculum Studies program including the emphasis in College Teaching, is among the top 10 curriculum studies programs in the US and is recognized by world famous curriculum scholars as a national center for graduate study. Award winning Curriculum Studies faculty members are national/international leaders. The Curriculum Studies program provides students opportunities to participate in the OSU Curriculum Studies Project. The program prepares K-16 curriculum leaders, teacher researchers, professors of education, curriculum designers and evaluators, and leaders in schools and educational settings. The program offers a master’s degree in Teaching Learning & Leadership: Curriculum & Leadership Studies; the PhD in Education: Curriculum Studies; and the PhD in Education: Curriculum Studies: College Teaching; and the Graduate Certificate in College Teaching.

College Teaching Graduate Certificate

College Teaching Graduate Certificate is housed in Curriculum Studies Program at School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership. It is a stand-alone certificate program to help current college and university faculty (including both full-time and part-time faculty as well as graduate teaching assistants who have college teaching assignments) develop and improve knowledge, skills, and capacities for successful college teaching, as well as advance their teaching vision, philosophy, and adaptability in a rapidly changing society at a range of institutions of higher education. Successful completion of the program includes taking 12 credit hours graduate courses (4 courses), and these credit hours are transferable to Curriculum Studies options in MS and PhD degree. The program is delivered on both Stillwater and Tulsa campuses.

Application Deadline

Applications may be submitted at any time. Admissions are made on a rolling basis; students should receive notification of admissions status within 4-6 weeks or longer during the summer after all application materials are received. Admission review is initiated when applicants have applied to the Graduate College and their completed admission folders have been sent to the College of Education for faculty review.

Minimum Background Requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; for those who have a master’s degree, minimum graduate GPA of 3.0
  • Currently a college instructor or a graduate teaching assistant with college teaching assignment 

Documents Required To Be Submitted for Admission Review

  • OSU Graduate application, including transcripts
  • A typewritten professional goal statement (approximately 250 words) indicating the applicant’s objectives in pursuing this certificate.
  • Two letters of professional recommendation indicating the applicant’s potential for successful graduate study.
  • A brief CV/Resume indicating the applicant’s professional background and experience

Contact Information

Dr. Hongyu Wang
Curriculum Studies Graduate Coordinator
2444B Main Hall
Tulsa, OK74106-0700