College Teaching Certificate

This certificate program targets faculty (full-time and adjuncts), graduate students who wish to become professors, college instructors, academic advisors, and other 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:
HE 544Assessment in Higher Education3
T&L 545Adult Learners3
T&L 552Online Teaching Practice Innovation3
Total Credits12