Apply to be part of the Certificate in College Teaching
The Center for Teaching is excited to offer, once again, opportunities for interested graduate students and postdocs to receive our Certificate in College Teaching. The purpose is to gain a clearer, deeper, more active approach to teaching and learning in higher education. The certificate focuses on the research on how people learn and best teaching practices, and supports the university’s pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. The certificate is ideal for graduate students whose goals are to become more effective educators and who want to prepare for future careers in higher education teaching.
To receive a Certificate, participants complete the following:
- Seminar in College Teaching. A one-semester seminar which explores and develops teaching skills. Participants attend 8 group sessions and complete a microteaching experience. Additionally, participants attend a teaching visit and develop a philosophy of teaching.
- College Teaching Practicum. A one-semester practicum in which participants enhance the effectiveness of their current teaching and assessment practices. Participants complete an observation of their classroom teaching. Additionally, participants will refine their philosophy of teaching.
For more on the Certificate in College Teaching, please visit the program’s CFT webpage.
This Fall there will be two sections of the Seminar in College Teaching if you are interested in taking part. However, please note that because of great interest in the Certificate and a wait list from previous semesters, there are a limited number of seats available in the Seminar. Registration will open on July 15th so please go to the Certificate webpage and follow the registration link then.
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