Department of Educational Leadership
Program Advisor: Dr. Stan Goto, Miller Hall 416C, 360-650-3191, Stan.Goto@wwu.edu.
For application information, contact Stan.Goto@wwu.edu.
The Certificate in Community and Technical College Teaching program is designed for individuals interested in a professional career in community or technical college teaching and who have completed, or are nearing completion, of a discipline-based graduate degree. The philosophy of the program is to prepare educators who foster student-centered learning. The program consists of five courses plus a teaching internship at a community or technical college. Through the course work and internship, students gain knowledge and skills about ways in which adults learn, practical teaching and assessment strategies, approaches to classroom management and motivation, and the unique role and components of community colleges. The certificate is not required for teaching but will be a valuable asset to those seeking positions in a community or technical college.