Jul 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Advanced Instructional Communication Certificate

Graduate Studies  >> College of Liberal Arts  

18 Credit hours

The Advanced Instructional Communication certificate helps educators improve their understanding of the various types of communication that occurs in an educational context. The certificate program will help students successfully design messages in an instructional context, effectively deliver instruction about communication, and explore skills and topics that can enhance their understanding of communication as it relates to leadership skills, decision-making, conflict resolution, school-community relationships, and diversity in an educational context.  The certificate is directed to high school teachers and college faculty seeking the credentials to teach communication at the college level.

Graduate Studies Admission Criteria and Application Process

Refer to the Admission  section of the bulletin for information about Graduate Studies admission criteria and the online application process.

Instructional Communication Certificates

Admission Requirements

Unconditional admission to the Instructional Communication Certificate  program or the Advanced Instructional Communication Certificate  program will be contingent on the following factors:

  • Admission to Graduate Studies
  • 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

Program format

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.