There are several groups of students who will benefit from this certificate:

  • Doctoral students from the various programs.
  • Adjunct faculty and lecturers who are new to teaching.
  • Community college faculty and new tenure-track faculty who are content experts but not trained in teaching pedagogies.   

This 12-credit hour Post-Master’s Certificate in University and College Teaching will prepare graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, current faculty, and others with the skills needed for the full range of faculty responsibilities at a range of institutions of higher education.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues facing American college students through an exploration of student development theories and an examination of the relationship between the college environment and student engagement and success.
  • Develop concrete skills in teaching including developing a teaching philosophy, creating an effective syllabus, integrating effective instructional strategies, developing awareness of issues in college classroom and developing confidence in teaching style.
  • Apply effective instructional design, adult learning principles, curriculum models and delivery formats to create engaging learning experiences.
  • Analyze, design, develop, and evaluate online learning including preparing online students, facilitating, fostering a sense of community, and administering online instruction.