The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching is a 12-credit (4-course) sequence designed to help graduate students in a variety of professional settings and disciplines who seek to enhance their understanding of teaching and learning issues for adult learners, particularly at institutions of higher education. Students who participate in the certificate program will have exposure to theory, research and practice related to the professoriate and to teaching and learning in higher education. The intent of the Graduate Certificate in College Teaching is to assist professionals in responding to the increasingly complex and diversifying social and cultural contexts for adult learners. Students who complete the Certificate will have it listed on their transcripts. The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching is designed to help students clarify goals related to student learning; develop knowledge of and skills for using effective instructional methods; improve capacity for assessing student learning; and understand the characteristics of the United States professoriate and what it means to be a member of it.

Interested students should apply through the Graduate School’s Online Application Center. The time limit to complete the certificate requirements is four years.

See the Admission Criteria section of this catalog for more information.

The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching involves coursework in The United States Professoriate and in College and University Teaching. Moreover, students take an elective related to a specific area of interest. Finally, students participate in a mentored teaching experience. The coursework includes:

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AHE 602Problems In Higher Education3
AHE 603College & University Teaching3
AHE 688Mentored Teaching3
One elective related to college teaching3
Total Hours12