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Advanced Certificates

Advanced Certificate in STEM+C, Math, & Science Education

STEM+C Education: 15 units

Washington University's Institute for School Partnership, in coordination with the Department of Education in the College of Arts & Sciences, has established a 15-hour graduate certificate program in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Computational Thinking (STEM + C) education through University College, the evening division of Washington University in St. Louis. The certificate program is directed at in-service teachers of grades K–8. Candidates for this program generally teach K–8 students. Admission to the program is competitive and by application only. Teachers receive 3 graduate credits in education for each relevant course completed. Those who complete the graduate certificate may choose to continue on with the Master of Arts in Education degree, offered through the Graduate School. Additional application requirements apply.*

Math Education: 15 units

Washington University's Institute for School Partnership, in coordination with the Department of Education in the College of Arts & Sciences, has established a 15-hour graduate certificate program in math education through University College, the evening division of Washington University in St. Louis. The certificate program is directed at in-service teachers of grades K–8. Candidates for this program generally teach K–8 math but may not have a college degree in math. Admission to the program is competitive and by application only. Teachers receive 3 graduate credits in education for each relevant course completed. Those who complete the graduate certificate may choose to continue on with the Master of Arts in Education degree, offered through the Graduate School. Additional application requirements apply.*

Science Education: 15 units

Washington University's Institute for School Partnership, in coordination with the Department of Education in the College of Arts & Sciences, has established a 15-hour graduate certificate program in science education through University College, the evening division of Washington University in St. Louis. The certificate program is directed at in-service teachers of grades K–8. Candidates for this program generally teach K–8 science, but do not have a college degree in science. Admission to the program is competitive and by application only. Teachers receive 3 graduate credits in education for each relevant course completed. Those who complete the graduate certificate may choose to continue on with the Master of Arts in Education degree, offered through the Graduate School. Additional application requirements apply.*

Applications for the Advanced Certificates in STEM+C, Math, and Science Education are now open. 


*Please note that Ed 6000 courses do not qualify for tuition discounts.

Admission Requirements

U.S. Citizenship or Eligible Noncitizen

International students interested in the certificate programs must hold a visa that permits part-time study (including F-2 and J-2 visas).  Students holding  F-1 visas are not eligible for these programs.  Students holding a B-2 visa may be eligible if the coursework is recreational or avocational in nature.

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and typically take four to six weeks. An application is incomplete and will not be reviewed until all of the application requirements have been received or processed. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the following dates:

  • FALL 2022: JULY 31, 2022
  • SPRING 2023: DEC. 31, 2022
  • SUMMER 2023: APRIL 30, 2023
Completed application form

The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed and the required documents have been received.

Official transcripts from all previous college work

Transcript from the institution where you received your bachelor's degree or a higher-level degree was conferred. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar to University College. Electronic transcripts should be forwarded to ucollege@wustl.edu. For transcript questions, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Patricia Agnew, at paagnew@wustl.edu.

Non-United States course work transcript verification
If the transcript you submit for consideration is from a college or university outside the United States, a course by course transcript evaluation is also required. Evaluations will be accepted from World Education Services (WES), Spantran or another member institution of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For Spantran evaluations, you must use this form

 

Personal Essay

Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? Is there additional information we should know about you when considering your application?

TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable)

All international students are required to submit TOEFL iBT or IELTS scores at the time of application. The TOEFL iBT and IELTS may be waived for applicants who, immediately prior to their application for admission, have done both of the following:

  • Lived for three years or longer in the United States or another country where English is the primary language of daily life (e.g. Canada or United Kingdom).
  • Completed three or more years of study at a college or university which is located in that country and where the language of instruction is English.

This policy applies to all international students, even those who have earned a degree from a United States college or university.

If an applicant moves away from an English-speaking country after living and studying there for three years or more, TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores are then required for admission. 

Changes to the English Language Proficiency Requirements (2022–23)

Effective March 23, 2022, if an applicant is unable to take the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS, they may document their efforts to take the tests, contact University College Admissions, and request the Duolingo, TOEFL ITP Plus for China, or TOEFL iBT Home Edition as exceptions. 

For international student application deadlines and fees, please click HERE.


Additional TOEFL and IELTS information for international students adversely affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on University College’s International Student Information webpage.

Three Letters of Recommendation

A college instructor or professional associate should complete letters of recommendation. If an instructor cannot be contacted, applicants may submit a waiver request to provide three professional recommendations. Letters can be submitted through the online application or mailed by the recommender.

Our advisors go the extra mile to help you navigate your path and needs. We will provide you with the tools to make each moment spent on your education as valuable as possible. Students will receive:

  • individual appointments with an experienced advisor;
  • career planning services to prepare you for opportunities after graduation;
  • a partner throughout your journey to ensure success.

 

HOURS

Student advising is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

 

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