Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education Certificate

About the Higher Education Certificate Program at Loyola

If you are looking to improve your pedagogical practice as an instructor in higher education, a certificate in curriculum and pedagogy can help you learn how to better engage students. Designed to foster skills in teaching, curriculum design, and more, Loyola University Chicago's Online Certificate in Curriculum and Pedagogy equips you to work with adult learners with diverse backgrounds.

Program Structure

The Online Certificate in Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education is a part-time, fully online program comprising four core courses and a capstone.

Why Choose Loyola for Your Higher Education Curriculum and Pedagogy Certificate?

At Loyola, you will join a program rooted in Jesuit principles and dedicated to promoting innovative pedagogy in higher education. Our higher education certificate program prepares you to make an impact with socially just pedagogical practices.

Centered in Jesuit tradition

Learn curriculum design and pedagogy in a program that promotes the care of the whole person. Our program develops your pedagogical and curricular skills based on the Ignatian principles of context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation. Loyola is the only Jesuit institution to offer a higher education certificate program like this one.

Learn how to foster reflective, action-oriented classrooms and work with diverse adult learners. With a social justice- and student-centered approach, our program cultivates innovative pedagogy in higher education.

Complete your higher education pedagogy certificate online from anywhere in the world. Our higher education certificate in curriculum and pedagogy is designed for working professionals who want to improve their pedagogical practice.

Learn the challenges adult learners face and the unique strengths they bring to the classroom. Our program trains you in various pedagogical techniques that can help a variety of learners succeed in the college classroom.

Reflect on your experience and envision how to put what you've learned into practice. Through your capstone project, you will examine, apply, and address the impact of your pedagogy certificate online program on your practice as a social justice educator.

Learn from scholar-practitioners who will support you at every stage of the higher education certificate program. Our higher education faculty bring a wealth of experience and distinctive research interests into the classroom.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the School of Education faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education Certificate program.


Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education Certificate program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education Certificate learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education Certificate totals $12300.00, or 12 credit hours at a cost of $1,025.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

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More information about financial aid opportunities can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education Certificate are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Fall: Rolling applications, February 15 priority deadline

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education Certificate include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose Details

Your statement should be 1-3 pages and describe your academic and research interests, professional goals, and life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice.

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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