Build your knowledge of interior design fundamentals and learn methods and strategies for teaching interior design at the high school level with this certificate, offered by the Department of Design and Merchandising and the College of Health and Human Sciences. This series of three courses is designed for family and consumer science educators seeking to build their skills to effectively teach courses such as Housing and Interiors or Interior Design.
Courses cover the basic elements and principles of residential and commercial interior design including:
- Design theory and process
- Defining and applying creativity to an interior design problem
- The language and terminology of the interior design profession
- Fundamentals of teaching small-scale residential and commercial design to high school students
The techniques and strategies you learn in this program will allow you to successfully prepare and guide high schools students to:
The Interior Design for High School Teachers Certificate requires successful completion of three courses (9 credits total).
Required courses (9 credits required)
Admission to the University is not required to earn the Certificate of Completion in Interior Design for High School Teachers. You can register for any course in the certificate program in any order as there are no prerequisites. Prior CSU coursework can be applied toward this certificate, though transfer courses are not accepted.
Once you complete all three required courses with a passing grade, a Certificate of Completion will be sent to you.
For current high school teachers, the courses in this certificate may be used as credits for continued licensure.
For those pursuing a career change, successful completion of this series of courses may assist you in gaining a competitive edge in the job market and distinguishing yourself as a candidate with both knowledge of interior design and principles and strategies for teaching interior design to high school students.