May 25, 2020
The postbaccalaureate credit credit certificate program in Teaching Critical Thinking is designed for those with an interest in the theory and techniques of teaching critical thinking at either the college or secondary school level.
In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have some background in philosophy or another humanistic discipline and have completed PHIL 250: Introduction to Symbolic Logic, or the equivalent. Interested students should consult the program coordinator in the Department of Philosophy. Deficiencies in preparation may be remedied during the first quarters of enrollment in the program.
This certificate program is not equivalent to any program that leads to a teaching credential. A total of 24 units is required, including 20 units in the required core and 4 in electives, with a minimum B (3.0) grade point average. All Philosophy courses except PHIL 580 and 581 are applicable to the Master of Arts in Philosophy. Typically, no more than 25% of course work for the certificate may be transferred from another program. Refer to the Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Studies: General Information section for general regulations governing all certificate programs.
Requirements for the Certificate (24 units)
Required Core Courses (20 units)
Select three from the following:
Electives (4 units)
In consultation with an adviser, select one 400 or 500-level philosophy course or seminar or COMS 576 Seminar: Argumentation, Discussion, and Debate (4)
Students who are interested in teaching critical thinking courses in areas other than philosophy may substitute appropriate courses with adviser approval.
U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure
Program: Teaching Critical Thinking
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
- Secondary Teacher; SOC Code 25-2030;
- English Language and Literature Teachers, Post-Secondary; SOC Code 25-1123;
- Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors ; SOC Code 25-3011;
- Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; SOC Code 25-3021;
- Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors; SOC Code 25-3090;
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (three quarters, at two courses per quarter) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $5576
Books and Supplies: $1638
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.