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Certificates, Microcredentials, and Endorsements

Cierra Jacoby portrait in classroom, 2023 graduate

Gratz has a variety of ways to further your professional development and increase your earning potential. Master's Plus Certificates are perfect for those who already have a master's degree, and want to climb the salary ladder at school. PA Endorsements are helpful in gaining insight into new and emerging areas of learning. Microcredentials offer customized learning in smaller stackable skillsets.

The 8 week, asynchronous courses will offer students active learning opportunities to reflect on their teaching practice, share insights, learn with each other, and take new ideas back to their instructional spaces.

Guided by the principle of Tikkun Olam, the program advocates for learning that matters, for transformative potential in education, and for advancing the ideas of equity, inclusion and social action.



Please note: these programs do not lead to professional state licensure or certification.


Integrative STEM Education (6 credits)

Select two courses from:

  • EDU 545 Inquiry & Guided Discovery
  • EDU 547 Project Based Learning & Design Thinking
  • EDU 548 STEM Content & Practices
  • EDU 549 Differentiation & Unit Design

Social Studies Microcredential: Teaching 1776 (3 credits)
Contact Philip Moore, Ed.D. for more information.


For students in Pennsylvania, Gratz now offers the following endorsements. Endorsements highlight knowledge in new and emerging areas of teaching and learning. Students who hold an existing PA Level I or Level II certificate will be eligible for this with the completion of the four courses and the completion of both 25 hours of appropriate field work and the learning portfolio to identify, document and analyze this work. 
  • Skills for Teacher Leadership
    EDU 568 Introduction to Teacher Leadership
    EDU 514 Professional Learning Community & Mentorship
    EDU 538 Change & Accountability
    EDU 524 The School as Cultural & Political Entity  
  • Creative Movement
    EDU 576 Introduction to Dance & Creative Movement
    EDU 577 Historical & Cultural Context of Dance & Creative Movement
    EDU 578 Creating Dance & Creative Movement
    EDU 579 Activity Management
  • Integrative STEM Education
    EDU 545 Inquiry & Guided Discovery
    EDU 547 Project Based Learning & Design Thinking
    EDU 548 STEM Content & Practices
    EDU 549 Differentiation & Unit Design


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Philip Moore, program director

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Meet Our Faculty

The Gratz College learning community is shaped by our amazing faculty. Our instructors come from a variety of educational spaces including schools, arts organizations and state agencies. As facilitators of the learning process, their goal is to inspire students towards reflection and deep thinking about teaching and learning. They share a passion for education, and view their role as collaborators in providing applicable course content and resources, and helping students to connect this learning to their individual teaching practices. 

education Faculty

The most meaningful thing I learned during my graduate school experience is the power of positive relationships. I have learned so much from my professors and classmates. These positive relationships showed me how to persevere no matter what challenges lay ahead. 

— Leandra Poole, M.Ed. student

A portrait of Leandra Poole