Aug 08, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Geographic Information Systems for Educators [Graduate Certificate]

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 - Students with non-U.S. post-secondary credentials must submit an evaluation of their international transcripts from one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course-by-course report. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the completed evaluation. Please visit International Admissions for additional information.

Department Information

Geography & Geology | Richard Sambrook, Ph.D., Department Head | 140D Strong Hall, 734.487.8489,

Advisor Information

Yichun Xie, Ph.D., 140G Strong Hall, 734.487.7588,

William Welsh, Ph.D., 140N Strong Hall, 734.487.7586,

Hugh Semple, Ph.D., 140O Strong Hall, 734.487.8169,

Xining Yang, Ph.D., 140C Strong Hall, 734.487.8486,

Degree Requirements: 12 hours

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