Human Geography, Graduate Certificate

Program Description

The graduate certificate in Human Geography is geared towards educators who are: 1) currently teaching Advanced Placement Human Geography and would like to develop greater depth of knowledge to command the different topics covered in the course, and learn best practices from other educators who are already teaching the class; or 2) looking to teach AP human geography for the first time and would like to acquire the content matter knowledge and training to appropriately teach the course; or 3) need to earn continuing education credits necessary to renew or reinstate their license in the teaching profession.

Marshall provides educators with the expertise in the discipline that can't be garnered from a webinar or summer institute. You learn human geography from subject matter experts with doctoral degrees in geography in a structured, asynchronous online environment that allows you to keep work and family commitments while advancing your career and education. Advanced Placement Human Geography is among the top ten AP subject exams, with 200,000 students taking the exam every year, and thousands of appropriately educated teachers are needed to meet this demand. Credits earned as part of the graduate certificate can be applied towards the 34 credits needed to earn the M.A. in Geography.

Plan of Study

Required Course3
Geography for Educators (should be taken toward the end of the program if possible)
Other Coursework12
Students choose 9-12 credits from:
Political Geography
Population Geography
Urban Geography
Economic Geography
Students may choose 3 credits from:
Geography of Appalachia
Geography of Europe
Geog of South & Middle America
Cartography & GIS
Regions of North America
Total Credit Hours15

Total credits required: 15