Community College Teaching Certificate

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Community College Teaching Cert Info Session - Spring 2017

FREE Information Session!

CSUDH Extended Education: 1000 E Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747
Day/Time: Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 2 - 4pm
Place: CSUDH EE Auditorium EE-1213
Term: Fall 2017 | Reg. Number: 43216

Call 310-243-3741 to Register!

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The Program

StudentThe Community College Teaching Certificate is a graduate-level program that provides a course of study for those seeking to prepare for a career in community college teaching. This program is also designed to serve working professionals in the field who are seeking career advancement. The program offers a well-rounded learning experience based on theory blended with a teaching practicum.

Program Requirements

There are two academic courses (GED 549 and 548) that are required to be completed prior to an internship (GED 594) at a community college. Internships are only available during Fall and Spring semesters. Fall courses are offered on-campus only; Spring courses are offered online only.

It is possible to complete the program within one academic year (two semesters). In order to stay current with education standards, it is advisable to complete the program within two years. 

Who Should Attend

Participants should:

  • hold a master's degree in a subject area taught at the community college level, or be in a final phase of a graduate degree program, or
  • be currently employed as an instructor in a community college, or
  • hold a bachelors degree if they will be teaching a vocation at a community college.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the Certificate program, participants will be able to

  1. Apply the principles of sound instructional techniques for community college-level teaching
  2. Evaluate student performance at community college level
  3. Demonstrate application of appropriate teaching styles and modalities for diverse student
    populations at the community college
  4. Explain the mission, philosophy and organizational structure of the California
    Community College
  5. Display ethical behaviors and professional attitudes in the work place in relation to
    students and colleagues

Note: Once you have completed all the courses in the certificate, you may apply to receive the certificate by clicking here.


GED 548 and GED 549 are taught online during the Spring semester and on-campus at CSUDH in Carson during the Fall semester. Registrants for GED 594 will perform their internship at a community college of their choice.

Information & Registration

Ready to register? Call 310-243-3741

Have questions about the program? Call 310-243-2075 (M-F) or email

Out of work and need training? This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. Visit the America's Job Center website for more information.

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