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 college 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 Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university

  1. 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
T&L 545Adult Learners3
or T&L 544 Assessment in Higher Education
Select one of the following:
T&L 546College Students with Special Needs3
T&L 584Internship in Education1-8
Note: If a student has taken both T&L 544 and T&L 545, one will count under Required courses and the other will count under the Elective courses.
Total Credits12

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382