Graduate Certificate: Teaching in Higher Education for the Creative Disciplines


Learn more about the graduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education for the Creative Disciplines.

About the Certificate

The graduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education for the Creative Disciplines is designed to allow faculty who teach in creative disciplines to apply what they have learned in the coursework to the particular needs of their special contexts and consider how they might teach 21st-century students according to the most recent literature on teaching and learning in the arts. The certificate seeks to prepare students for teaching in the creative disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is offered by the College of Education and Human Development in collaboration with Temple's Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 4 years

Campus Location: Online

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate is completed on a part-time basis as part of a cohort. The Fall/Spring cohort takes one course in Fall and two in Spring. The Summer cohort enrolls in one course in Summer I and two courses in Summer II.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:
To register for the Fall/Spring cohort or the Summer I/Summer II cohort, complete TUCC's registration form.

For questions, contact the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at or 215-204-2670.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A bachelor's degree is required. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is expected.

International applicants should also be prepared to submit an official document that validates completion and conferral of a degree, diploma and/or certificate.

Standardized Test Scores:
Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree at a U.S. institution, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:

  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 53

Other Requirement: Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended and/or from which credit was earned are expected to be provided.

Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 91

Required Courses:

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
EPSY 8985Teaching in Higher Education3
 Term Credit Hours3
ART 8986Teaching Effectively in the Creative Disciplines23
EPSY 8960Seminar Series: Problems in Educational Psychology33
 Term Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours: 9

GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum


Certificate Program Web Address:

Department Information:

College of Education and Human Development

1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091


Department Contacts:

Admissions and Registration:

Continuing Studies


Center for the Advancement of Teaching