Oct 25, 2020  
Graduate Catalog | 2020-2021 
    
Graduate Catalog | 2020-2021

National Board Certification, Graduate Certificate


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The Graduate Certificate in National Board Certification is a 12 credit hour program designed for those interested in pursuing National Board Certification. The required courses are closely aligned with the four components required of National Board Certification.  All courses for the Graduate Certificate must be completed within five years.

General Requirements for Admission to the Graduate School


Please refer to admission information in The Graduate School  section.

Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching program


  • Undergraduate degree from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (For alternative ways to demonstrate academic competence, contact the Office of Teacher Education Advising and Licensure (TEAL))
  • Three recommendations from persons knowledgeable of your interaction with children or youth
  • tatement of purpose
  • Clear criminal background check
  • Apply online at gradadmissions.uncc.edu

Certificate Requirements


Certificate Total = 12 Credit Hours


Clinical Field Experiences


Candidates in the Graduate Certificate program participate in field experiences that require them to apply coursework in their classroom settings, analyze student learning, and reflect on their practice in the context of theories on teaching and learning.  These experiences broaden their ability to help all students learn through portfolio exercises that require analysis of student work and reflection on instruction.  These structured field experiences are designed to take place in multiple settings within the candidates’ school community or districts, after-school programs, alternate youth centers, or in the schools and classrooms in which the candidates work.

Advising


All candidates are assigned an advisor upon formal admission to the program.  Candidates should consult with their advisors at least once each semester.

Accreditation


All teacher education programs at UNC Charlotte are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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