The Graduate Certificate in Experiential Teaching and Learning provides K-12 experiential educators with the knowledge and skills needed to design, facilitate, and lead engaging and meaningful learning experiences.
Duration of Program
Fall, Spring, Winter
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
The Graduate Certificate in Experiential Teaching and Learning explores the theoretical foundations, approaches, and strategies for learning through experience and how to apply these competencies with a commitment toward fostering educational equity through reflection, analysis, and action. K-12 classroom teachers who are interested in transforming their practice from more traditional methods of instruction and assessment to more experiential pedagogies designed to meet the needs of diverse learners will benefit from engaging with the courses comprising the certificate.
Experiential learning has been proven to be a highly effective pedagogy for promoting a learner-centric teaching environment that leads to increased student engagement and learning outcomes, and has been shown to increase equity and close the achievement gap in part, by promoting social emotional growth, student agency, and self-authorship.
Educators who are interested in seeking out leadership roles within schools will also benefit from earning the graduate certificate as the certificate covers content and skills needed for leading both student and adult experiential learning. The Graduate Certificate in Experiential Teaching and Learning is also being designed to meet current needs within the Global Network of Experiential Learning Educators (NExT).
Delivered in an online, experiential format, and is comprised of four, 4-credit courses
The program is stackable into the Master of Education in Learning & Instruction
Provides educators the ability to design, measure, and evaluate practices that lead to changes in student engagement and outcomes
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How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that the university's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
English language proficiency proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S, stating degree conferral and date
TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
*International deadlines are only applicable if the program is F1 compliant.
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