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Graduate Certificate in Community College Faculty Preparation


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The Graduate Certificate in Community College Faculty Preparation is designed to complement a master's degree and must be earned concurrently or at the post-grad level.
 

Characteristics of the CCFP program include:

  • Discipline-independent program consisting of three graduate courses
  • Pre-/co-requisite: master’s degree with 18 hours in a teaching discipline
  • Optional to students and to academic departments/programs within the University 

Completion of the CCFP program and an appropriate master’s degree will culminate in the awarding of a Certificate by the University.
The Certificate provides evidence that the student has completed the program. 

The Community College Faculty Preparation certificate may be completed at a distance with advisor approval and proper planning. The
discipline specific requirement of 18 hours may be completed online in certain subject areas. Students may select an area of emphasis from
any of the online MA or MS programs, if an online pathway is needed.

The minimum requirements for acceptance into the graduate certificate in Community College Faculty Preparation are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing.
  • Acceptance into a master's program or a previously completed master's program.
  • Adequate preparation in the field of study.

Application & Fee

Students seeking this certificate must apply online.


Transcript Record

Graduates of accredited institutions other than WKU must submit an official transcript showing the completed degree to the Graduate School.

For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, 
please visit this website.

The CCFP program requires the following:

  • Adult Education (ADED) 611 - Adult Development and Learning (3 hrs)
    Prerequisite: Admission to CCFP program or permission of instructor
  • Educational Foundations (EDFN) 612 - Seminar in Community College Teaching (3 hrs)
    Prerequisite: ADED 611 or permission of instructor
  • Adult Education (ADED) 520 - Methods for Teaching Adults (3 hrs)
  • Adult Education (ADED) 590 - Practicum in Adult Education or Academic Discipline 589 - Internship in 
    Community College Teaching (3 hrs) Prerequisite: EDFN 612 or permission of instructor. Any departmental 
    internship course (3 hrs) may be used to fulfill this certificate requirement.
  • *18 Credit Hours in the specific discipline you wish to teach at the community college level 
    *Online availability is dependent upon the discipline you wish to teach. If you are seeking a pathway to completion 
    that is 100% online, we recommend tying this program in with your master’s degree when possible. See below 
    for additional information:
    • Current master’s degree students may count up to 12 credit hours of this certificate toward their master’s 
      program, so if you are pursuing an online master’s degree, you can earn two credentials at the same time 
      completely at a distance. This reduces the overall number of credit hours required.
    • Students who are pursuing the certificate as a post-grad program may count up to 12 credit hours of their 
      master’s degree toward the graduate certificate if requirements (timeframe and curriculum) are met, and 
      courses are approved by the advisor.

For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, 
please visit this website.

Financial Aid includes grants and loans for educational purposes. The government requires the student to file a form online to the government agency for this purpose which is called FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov  to apply. Once that form is completed and filed, the student will receive an email from WKU about the status. All financial aid comes through the WKU Student Financial Aid office and they communicate mostly through email. The email will explain all the grants and/or loans that are available to the student and how to receive the money. 

Nearly all students are eligible for some form of financial assistance. In fact, over 90% of the students who applied for financial aid in recent years received an award offer. Every effort is made to assist you and your family in obtaining the resources necessary to meet the difference between the total cost of attending Western Kentucky University and your ability to contribute toward your education. 

If you would like to apply for financial assistance (loans, grants, scholarships, veteran's benefits) the first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please refer to the Financial Aid Guide for additional information and complete instructions. 

Please keep in mind, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue to qualify for financial aid. For additional information on receiving, and keeping your financial aid, please refer to the WKU Financial Aid website to review the complete policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress at wku.edu/financialaid/sap.php.   

For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, please visit this website.

Department Contact

Program Advisor: Dr. Jim Berger
Email: jim.berger@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-5173


WKU Online

Phone: (270) 745-5173
Email: learn.online@wku.edu


The Graduate School

Email: graduate.school@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-2446
Website:  wku.edu/graduate

 

For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, please visit this website.

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 Last Modified 4/9/18