The Instructional Communication certificate helps educators and professionals understand the use of communication in an instructional context. The program will help educators from any discipline design messages to advance the teaching of any subject in a classroom, enhance employee training and development in the work place, or improve communication to patients about their medical treatment.
A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution
An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
A well-written letter of intent. The letter of intent will serve as the student's application letter and writing sample. In this writing sample, the admissions committee will evaluate the student's potential and ability for graduate-level writing. This letter should explain how a student's career goals are related to or enhanced by our degree program.
Three positive professional letters of recommendation
Students enrolled in the Instructional Communication Certificate program may opt to change to the Advanced Instructional Communication Certificate, provided they submit a Change of Graduate Program request form prior to completing nine (9) hours in the Instructional Communication Certificate program. Students cannot obtain both the Instructional Communication Certificate and the Advanced Instructional Communication certificate.
Students completing either certificate may continue their graduate studies by applying to the Master of Arts in Communication (MA) program. Coursework from the certificate program can be applied toward the MA in Communication. Students who choose this option must submit a Change of Graduate Program request form to declare the MA degree program.