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Teaching of Psychology Certificate Program

  • This certificate is designed for students who want to teach psychology at the college level.

    Many community colleges and universities hire instructors for part-time and full-time positions to teach introductory psychology courses. Generally, instructors are only required to have a master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in psychology. However, most students do not have the opportunity to gain teaching skills from just master’s-level training that will make them competitive to obtain an instructor position.

    This certificate allows students to gain teaching skills from our teaching of psychology course, along with a course in educational psychology that will help prepare them to be instructors.

    In addition, students need to have a basic foundation in all areas of psychology and a strong foundation in the areas of developmental and social psychology, as these are areas in which someone with a master’s degree would be likely to teach. 

    Completion of this certificate does not satisfy requirements to obtain teacher certification at the secondary level.

    Certification level

    • Post-Baccalaureate


    Students who want to teach psychology at the college level will benefit most from this program. 

    Program Highlights

    • All required courses are offered in an online format.

    • All our courses in this certificate program are taught by ASU faculty with doctoral degrees.

    • Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on research. 

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