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, rsambroo@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Yichun Xie, Ph.D., 140G Strong Hall, 734.487.7588, yxie@emich.edu

William Welsh, Ph.D., 140N Strong Hall, 734.487.7586, wwelsh@emich.edu

Hugh Semple, Ph.D., 140O Strong Hall, 734.487.8169, hsemple@emich.edu

Xining Yang, Ph.D., 140C Strong Hall, 734.487.8486, xyang5@emich.edu

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: