Graduate Certificate in College Teaching

This certificate program targets faculty (full-time and adjuncts), as well as graduate students who wish to become professors, college instructors, and academic advisors as well as individuals who are teaching or want to teach in post secondary settings.


Students will:

  • gain knowledge of pedagogical approaches
  • experience and demonstrate effective teaching skills
  • connect institutional and departmental missions as well as disciplinary norms
  • foster ethical behaviors and professional standards
  • understand the complexities of the academic profession
  • identify emerging trends in college teaching excellence
  • participate in professional forums as a means to enhance knowledge and practice of effective teaching

Admission Requirements

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university
  2. At the baccalaureate level, have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all courses of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Program Requirements

T&L 539College Teaching3
T&L 548The Professoriate3
Select two of the following:
T&L 544Assessment in Higher Education3
T&L 545Adult Learners3
T&L 552Online Teaching Practice & Innovation3
T&L 546College Students with Special Needs3
Total Credits12