Maranatha Baptist University offers graduate certificate programs in a wide variety of specialties. They’re the perfect way to broaden the scope of your career, grow your expertise and improve your credentials without the commitment of enrolling in a master’s degree program.
The 18 credit graduate certificate programs in English, History, Mathematics and Special Education are available 100% online and designed for graduate students who desire advanced training, but who are not seeking a master’s degree at this time. Credits successfully earned with a certificate program can be transferred toward the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning.
The English, History and Mathematics certificate programs are also intended for those individuals who already have a master’s degree and need 18 credit hours of graduate coursework to meet credential requirements for teaching undergraduate college courses and dual-credit courses in MBU’s Advance to College program.
Graduate certificates are granted upon completion of 18 hours within the selected area.
- History of Mathematics
- Fundamentals of Higher Algebra & Number Theory
- Coding Theory & Cryptography
- Foundations of Analysis
- Introduction to Topology
Advising Note: Applicants to the mathematics graduate program should have completed the following at the undergraduate level:
- A full Calculus sequence
- Linear Algebra
- One proof based course (Analysis, Topology, Number Theory, Abstract Algebra, etc.)
- Early America: From Colonies to a Country, 1763-1797
- The Birthright of the Reformation
- The Cataclysm of the Union: The American Civil War
- World War II Military History
- Cold War America
- EDSP 510 Inclusive Classroom Strategies for Exceptional Students
- EDUC 525 Classroom Management & Positive Behavior Practices
- EDSP 530 Reading Diagnosis & Assessment
- EDSP 540 Educational Diagnosis & Assessment
- EDSP 550 Collaboration, Communication & Transition
Our pricing makes the program feasible and affordable. The Teaching & Leading Scholarship is available for those employed in full-time Christian vocational ministry. Completion of a master’s degree and 18 graduate credit hours of coursework qualifies individuals to teach at the college-level and in dual-credit programs like Advance to College.
A Closer look at Special Education
Do you have a passion for teaching students? A special education certificate or degree program will provide educators with the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a special needs child.
- If you are an educator looking to expand your areas of teaching expertise, the Special Education graduate certificate program is perfect for you. This 19-21 credit certificate is fully online and designed for those who already hold a Wisconsin teaching license.
GRADUATE CONCENTRATION OPTION
- Students enrolled in the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning can complete a special education concentration by choosing four graduate special education courses.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from MBU will prepare you to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities.
- Pairing the special education minor with an early childhood, elementary or secondary education degree increases graduate teaching opportunities.