Certification

Professional Certificate - Chart of Related Master's Degree


 This table serves as a guide to common graduate degrees considered to be acceptable as related to the Initial certificate subject area for the purpose of qualifying for the Professional level certificate. This chart is not intended to be an exhaustive list. For more information on the Master’s degree requirement click on the icon below. search for specific certification requirements

Click on the Initial Certificate Area to view the related Master's or higher degrees for that area:

Initial Certificate Area Related Master's or Higher Degrees
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Earth Science

Any of the four sciences is considered a related area to each other. Earth Science comprises the sub-fields of Astronomy, Geology, Meteorology and Oceanography.
Chemical Engineering
Bio Chemical Engineering
Genetic Engineering
Medicine (MD)
Master or Doctor of Pharmacy
Business and Marketing Accounting
Advertising
Business Administration
Business Management
Finance
Industrial and Labor Relations
International Business
International Economics
Macro/Micro Economics
Marketing
Mathematical Finance
Dance Dance History
Choreography
Dance/Movement Therapy
Dance Performance
Dance Theatre
Physical Education
Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle Childhood Generalist Any Liberal Arts and Sciences
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Any Liberal Arts and Sciences
English Language Arts Communications
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Drama
English Linguistics
Film Writing
Journalism
Playwriting
Theater
Family and Consumer Science Career Counseling
Child and/or Family Studies
Fashion/Textile Design
Food and Nutrition
Home Economics
Human Development
Health Education Nursing
Anatomy & Physiology
Chiropractic (Doctor of Chiropractic)
Dentistry(DDS, DMD)
Medicine (MD)
Health Systems Administration
Physical Therapy
Languages Other Than English A Master’s degree in any language other than English (LOTE) will be considered sufficiently related to any other language certificate to qualify as a related Masters Degree.
Linguistics
Literacy Any Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics Applied Mathematics
Mechanical/Civil Engineering
Quantitative Analysis
Statistics
Music

Conducting
Music Composition
Music History
Music Performance
Music Theory
Music Therapy
Musical Theatre

Physical Education

Athletic Leadership
Dance
Health
Sports Administration
Safety Education
Sports Management
Sports Medicine
Sport Psychology
Sports Science
Recreation

Social Studies Anthropology
Archaeology
Area/Ethnic/Gender Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Juris Doctorate Degree
Police Science
Political Science
Sociology
Students with Disabilities (Birth-2, 1-6, 5-9, 7-12 generalist) Any Liberal Arts and Sciences
Special Education
Students with Disabilities 5-9 and 7-12 specialist Content area of the certificate or related content area as indicated in this table.
Special Education
Technology Education
(Master’s must be related to manufacturing/industry)
Architecture
Communication and Information Technology
Engineering ( e.g. Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Chemical)
Industrial Design
Systems Analysis and Design
Theatre Acting
Drama Therapy
Dramatic Writing
Film Production
Radio & TV Production
Theatre History
Theatre Production
Visual Arts Applied Design
Architecture
Art Conservation
Art History
Art Therapy
Commercial Design
Crafts (Ceramics, Fibers, Glass, Jewelry, Metal)
Fine Arts (Drawing, Printing, Printmaking, Sculpture)
Media Arts (Computer Art, Film, Photography, Video)
Last Updated: August 1, 2019