May 24, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft] 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft]

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Educators


A five-course curriculum, granting a certificate of completion and satisfactory academic performance, is available for non-degree students. It is designed primarily for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists and others interested in GIS applications in classrooms and school environments.

Program Admission


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a Graduate Application
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities (EMU alums do no need to request official transcripts).
  3. Earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
  4. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program.

International Transcripts - Post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report. See International Admission Checklist for additional information. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed.

Department Information


Geography & Geology, College of Arts & Sciences

Richard Sambrook, Ph.D. | Department Head | 311A King Hall | 734.487.0218 | rsambroo@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Hugh Semple | Professor | 127A King Hall | 734.487.0218​ | hsemple@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 12 hours


Following admission, the student should consult with the GIS educator’s certificate program coordinator regarding the set up of a study plan. This certificate requires 12 hours of required course work as follows: