The Online Distance Learning certificate has different deadlines. Please see the program page.
Even if you are a currently enrolled student, you must apply to earn a certificate. We also require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or foreign equivalent with at least a 2.8 GPA.
To apply you will need:
This program does not support VISA requirements; if you need a VISA, please view our Master of Education degree option instead.
International applicants may also need:
UMN TOEFL score requirements and submission guidelines
You can pursue the certificate alone or pursue the certificate and MEd degree in the same program area concurrently. If interested, apply to both programs. Application information for MEd Professional Studies degree programs.
Tuition varies depending on your degree program, student status, and residency. If you are seeking only the certificate, you pay the CEHD departmental master's tuition rate. More cost information is on the CEHD site.
Certificate-only students are not eligible for financial aid.
Before applying online, make sure you have all the required materials. We are here to help! If you have questions, please contact the academic advisor in your program area. We also require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or foreign equivalent with at least a 2.8 GPA.
Download and refer to this application tip sheet as you work through the application. The included directions will help you complete your application quickly and smoothly.