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Teaching in Extension Graduate Certificate

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Certificate Overview Open Accordion
online teaching in extension certificate

Learn to teach in Extension in an online certificate program

Extension specialists function as resources and content experts in the communities they serve. With areas of expertise ranging from agriculture to health topics, formally teaching these subjects in an effective and useful way requires a specialized skill set. Learn the Extension teaching methods to relate your valuable knowledge and experience in a certificate program designed for Extension agents already working in their field.

Become a more effective educator

Throughout this Extension certificate program, students explore the ages and stages of learning, covering the full lifespan, youth through adult. Students gain specific skills in content delivery methods for a variety of settings, including:

  • One-on-one
  • Classroom-based
  • Online
  • Seminars
  • Conferences

Students will gain foundational knowledge and understanding of how to organize and effectively deliver education programs and events, such as county fairs, afterschool programs for kids on nutrition or STEM topics, or mitigating agricultural issues in communities.

More specifically, you will learn:

  • How to construct outlines and agendas for education programs.
  • How to effectively market educational programs you are teaching.
  • Strategies for working with volunteers.
  • Techniques for developing surveys and evaluating data to measure program effectiveness.
  • Extension reporting methods and become familiar with common forms.

Apply Extension online certificate credits toward a master's degree

This online Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Extension is a companion to the online Master of Extension Education degree. All 13 credits can transfer into the program (with a grade of B or better) and can be applied toward the degree after formal admission per University transfer policies. However, successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.

Curriculum Open Accordion

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Extension is a 13-credit, four-course program for Extension professionals, or those wishing to work in Extension. The program consists of three required courses, and students choose a fourth course from a list of electives.

Required

Electives

Select one of the following:

Apply certificate credits toward the Master of Extension Education

This certificate is a companion to the online Master of Extension Education degree. All 13 credits can transfer into the program (with a grade of B or better) and can be applied toward the degree after formal admission per University transfer policies. However, successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.

How to Apply Open Accordion

Application Deadlines

Fall semester August 1

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1Review Admission Requirements

Graduate certificate applicants generally must meet or exceed the following criteria:
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution in any field
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from your most recent degree completed
  • International applicants: minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores

While we encourage our students to meet the minimum criteria, failure to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee. Please submit an academic performance explanation if your GPA was lower than 3.0.

2 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Choose "Teaching in Extension (Certificate) – Online" when choosing the Program of Study. (Note: You must first select "Certificate" at the top.)

3 Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript from the institution where you earned your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or gradadmissions@colostate.edu if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary):
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

For International Applicants

Proof of English language proficiency is required for applicants from countries or United States territories where there are official languages other than (or in addition to) English. This includes the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about English language proficiency requirements.

Questions?

We love learning about your goals and answering any questions to help you on your journey.

Nicole Schmidt
Teaching in Extension Graduate Certificate
Prospective Student Support Coach
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Program Details

Courses
Online
Credits
13 credits
Tuition
$624 per credit
Degree Awarded
Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Extension
Time Frame
Can be completed in one year

Application Deadlines

Fall semester
August 1

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