Graduate Certificates

The College of Education at UMass Lowell offers the following 12 credit, certificate programs:

Adviser: Michaela Colombo, Ed.D. (978-934-4610)

Graduate certificates require 12 credits of coursework designed to assist the candidate in gaining the content knowledge and practical experience for their work in classrooms. Candidates have the opportunity to apply for an add-on license in these high-need areas through a Massachusetts DESE competency review. Individuals interested in an additional Massachusetts license should seek advice from Vera Ossen about licensing (including teacher test requirements) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Admissions Requirements

  • Proof of either a bachelor's or master's degree from an approved teacher-preparation program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must hold an initial or professional Massachusetts Teacher license in the appropriate field required for the certificate.
  • Graduate Certificate Admission Form.
  • Application fee.
  • No GRE is required for admission to a graduate certificate program.

The candidate should follow the procedures described on the Graduate Admissions website at

Updated 04/26/2017