Advanced Teaching and Curriculum Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate 
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online, Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.1299
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9039

About the Program

The Advanced Teaching and Curriculum Certificate program (ATCC) meets the needs of in-service teachers in a variety of educational settings who seek advanced knowledge beyond that required for initial teacher certification in the areas of effective instruction, curriculum and assessment.

Upon completion of the ATCC, candidates will possess knowledge of the many facets of education.

  • In-depth understanding of varying educational organizations and sectors
  • Expertise in developing, analyzing, implementing and evaluating instructional strategies
  • Ability to exhibit leadership
  • Organizational, cross cultural, interpersonal, advocacy, and communication skills

In addition, the ATCC program will provide candidates opportunities to explore a variety of other roles in an educational setting including:

  • Instructional leaders both in and beyond the classroom
  • Researchers in local, state, national, or international organizations
  • Professionals in foundations, associations, corporations, and private education institutions.

Program Requirements

EDAM 714Instructional and Curriculum Leadership 3.0
or EDAM 700 Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
or EDEX 544 Inclusive Practices
EDLT 532Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience3.0
or EDLT 533 Designing Virtual Communities
EDUC 524Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0
EDUC 530Advanced Techniques in Instruction & Assessment3.0
EDUC 609Language & Culture in Education3.0
Total Credits18.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
EDEX 5423.0EDLT 532 or 5333.0EDAM 714 or 7003.0EDUC 5243.0
EDUC 6093.0  EDUC 5303.0
 6 3 3 6
Total Credits 18

Additional Information

The program is administered through Drexel University Online. For the most current admission information, please visit the Drexel University Online website.

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