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Graduate Certificates in Elementary Education

687 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A graduate certificate in elementary teaching is offered at 119 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 22% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.2% of elementary teaching graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Elementary Teaching Majors

In 2018-2019, 687 earned their graduate certificate in elementary teaching. This earns it the #12 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in elementary teaching at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 29,618
Master’s Degree 7,385
Associate’s Degree 1,782
Graduate Certificate 687
Undergraduate Certificate 302
Basic Certificate 147
Doctor’s Degree 25

Earnings of Elementary Teaching Majors With Graduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for elementary teaching majors with their graduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in elementary teaching. About 88.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 76
Women 611
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Elementary Teaching

The racial-ethnic distribution of elementary teaching graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 84
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 481
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 63
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Elementary Teaching Graduate Certificate Students

There are 119 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in elementary teaching. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

81 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for elementary teaching students seekinga graduate certificate is Georgia Southwestern State University. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,492 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Georgia Southwestern State University awarded 81 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 99% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
74 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon State University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in elementary teaching. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 graduate certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Oregon State. About 89% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

55 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Mary's College of California comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in elementary teaching. Each year, around 3,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $48,988 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,308 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their graduate certificate in elementary teaching from SMC. Of these students, 80% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
51 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of West Georgia. Each year, around 13,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,338 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their graduate certificate in elementary teaching from University of West Georgia. Of these students, 96% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
42 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Western Governors University. Each year, around 136,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Western Governors University awarded 42 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#6

American College of Education

Indianapolis, Indiana
33 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is American College of Education. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,755 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,894 per year.

The elementary teaching program at American College of Education awarded 33 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts
32 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Worcester State University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in elementary teaching. Each year, around 6,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,042 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their graduate certificate in elementary teaching from Worcester State. About 88% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
26 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Rider University. Roughly 4,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,948 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their graduate certificate in elementary teaching from Rider. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#9

Antioch University - New England

Keene, New Hampshire
23 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Antioch University - New England. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their graduate certificate in elementary teaching from Antioch University - New England. Of these students, 83% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
20 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LIU Post is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in elementary teaching. Each year, around 15,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their graduate certificate in elementary teaching from LIU Post. About 90% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Temple University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in elementary teaching. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 graduate certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Temple. Of these students, 74% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
18 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of West Alabama is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in elementary teaching. Roughly 5,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,678 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their graduate certificate in elementary teaching from University of West Alabama. About 89% of this group were women, and 72% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

17 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Alaska Southeast is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in elementary teaching. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,888 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,132 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 graduate certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at UAS. Of these students, 76% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Concordia University, Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
14 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Concordia University, Saint Paul is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in elementary teaching. Roughly 5,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,550 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 graduate certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Concordia University, Saint Paul. Of these students, 79% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
13 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Weber State University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in elementary teaching. Each year, around 29,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,476 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Weber State University awarded 13 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#16

Queens College

Queens, New York
12 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Queens College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in elementary teaching. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in elementary teaching from QC. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hamline University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in elementary teaching. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,734 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,596 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their graduate certificate in elementary teaching from Hamline. About 90% of this group were women, and 90% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Minnesota State University - Mankato comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in elementary teaching. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,394 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,694 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 graduate certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Minnesota State Mankato. About 90% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mercer University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in elementary teaching. Roughly 8,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,528 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,422 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 graduate certificates were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Mercer. About 89% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Walden University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their graduate certificate in elementary teaching from Walden University. Of these students, 100% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to elementary teaching that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Development & Methodology 1,097
Teacher Education 819
Secondary Education 296
Early Childhood Education 215
Adult & Continuing Education 162

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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