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Certificate in Secondary Teacher Training

Indiana Wesleyan University's Secondary Teacher Training Certificate is an innovative online program designed to elevate your teaching skills and broaden your impact on students' lives. Over the course of nine months and through six targeted courses, this program prepares you to make a significant difference in secondary education settings. Whether you're teaching in the United States or abroad, the skills and knowledge you acquire here will enhance your ability to improve student outcomes in diverse learning environments.

Why Pursue My Secondary Teacher Training Program Online at IWU?

In the Indiana Wesleyan University Secondary Teacher Training Certificate program, you will master a comprehensive suite of skills essential for enhancing student outcomes in secondary education. Our expert, Christian faculty teach through the same biblical worldview found on our main campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. You’ll also find our tuition rates are locked in on your start date, so you never have to worry about tuition increases while you study through IWU.

What Will I Learn in this Secondary Teacher Training Program?

Our curriculum is focused on effective classroom management techniques, a deep understanding of adolescent development, and the implementation of innovative teaching strategies that cater to the diverse needs of today’s youth. Additionally, you'll develop cultural competency to ensure an inclusive and understanding classroom environment. This program is designed not just for traditional educators but also benefits professionals in healthcare, childcare, and religious education, aiming to equip you with the knowledge to be a more effective educator across various learning environments.

Apply to get your secondary teaching certificate at IWU today!

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

18 Credit Hours


$395/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Secondary Teacher Training Program

Coursework for your secondary teaching certificate covers how to:

  • Use research to support adolescent learning and provide professional, ethical classroom leadership
  • Assess students with various tools to determine their needs and better inform instruction
  • Develop instructional strategies that consider the diverse needs of secondary students

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Teaching positions that do not require licensure
  • Teaching positions in Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) schools
  • Teaching positions in certain private or international schools

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • Proof of standard high school diploma, GED certification, or country equivalent.

Completion Requirements

  • Completion of the 18 credit hours with a grade of "C" or higher in each course.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a certificate.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at 

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