The 18 s.h. certificate in criminal justice education is open to students interested in community college or vocational teaching in the criminal justice field. It focuses on enhancing the student’s knowledge of contemporary criminal justice issues while preparing the student to effectively deliver instruction.
Each applicant is reviewed individually by the admissions committee. One criterion does not determine acceptance or rejection. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution with a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale is required. Transfer credit must be established at the time of admittance.
Applicants must submit 1) official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work since graduating high school, 3) three current letters of reference, 4) a statement of purpose that describes the applicant’s relevant work experience, short- and long-term goals, and specific interests in the criminal justice education program (500-750 word, single spaced, typewritten), and 5) a personal interview may be requested.
The GRE is not required for certificate only applicants.