Eastern Michigan University

Extended Programs and Educational Outreach

Geographic Information Systems



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Geographic Information Systems

Format: Online

Program Description:

Through EMU-Online, you can learn virtually anywhere, anytime and take advantage of our online registration, discussions, homework and examinations; and guaranteed technical support within a day of the posted request. And, out-of-state students can take all EMU-Online courses at in-state tuition rates. The certificate addresses classroom concerns and implementation of GIS and adapts teaching methods to include GIS into K–12 classroom curriculums. The program has been written for K–12 teachers specifically with a focus on what teachers need to know in GIS to include this exciting application into their classroom activity. If you decide to pursue a full degree, all of the credits you earn with the certificate can be applied toward a master’s degree in earth science education at EMU. Career Opportunities: The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems for Educators focuses on the professional and effective use of GIS in the classroom by teachers. Students who complete this program will be able to: Provide a rationale for using GIS in the educational process, Integrate GIS technology into instructional programs, Identify contributions of major leaders.

International Student Requirements:

International students must have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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