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College Teaching and Learning Certificate Curriculum
Upon completion of the College Teaching and Learning Certificate, recipients will:
- be well-prepared for all aspects of faculty life, including teaching, research and service responsibilities.
- have a broad and deep understanding of the multiple roles of faculty across a range of institutions.
- have both theoretical and practical understanding of teaching and learning.
- have a validated teaching experience, mentored by strong faculty and designed to promote reflection and growth.
- have a well-developed teaching philosophy and portfolio.
- be ready to effectively teach in their discipline to a broad array of students.
- have well-honed skills important to their particular situations and interests (i.e., Grant Writing, Diversity, Working with First-Year Students, Instructional Technologies, Assessment).
- EPE 672 College Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours) [yearly, usually Fall and Summer I]
- GS 650 Preparing Future Faculty (2 credit hours) [every semester]
- GS 699 Practicum in College Teaching (3 credit hours) [every semester and summer term]
(Note: Students must submit the Practicum in College Teaching [GS 699] Application for Admission at least one full semester before they would like to do the Practicum.)
- Department-based teaching course (if available) (1-3 credit hours) [offering schedule varies by department]. If such a course is not available, students are required to take GS 610.
Remaining credit hours should be selected from the following list of elective courses, or additional department-based teaching courses.
Suggested Elective Courses
- EPE 674 Theories of Student Development (3 credit hours) [yearly, Fall]
- GS 610 Seminar in College Teaching (1 credit hour) [yearly, Fall]
- GS 620 Seminar on Teaching in the 21st century (1-2 credit hours) [irregular offering, ususally Spring]. Repeatable, with different topics. Topics may include:
- Diversity in the College Classroom
- Classroom research and assessment
- Understanding, challenging, and supporting first year students
- GS 630 Instructional Technology (1 credit hour) [yearly, Spring]
- GS 640 Grant Writing (3 credit hours) [yearly, Fall]
- GS 695 Research and Development Problems in College Teaching and Learning (1-6 credit hours, repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours) [available every semester, with permission at least one semester in advance]
- Various 600-level EPE courses relevant to faculty life and work in higher education (approval required)
Faculty Director, Certificate in College Teaching and Learning: Dr. Linda Worley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Administrative Director, Preparing Future Faculty Program: Dr. Morris Grubbs (see below for contact info)
For more information or questions about course rotation, contact Dr. Morris Grubbs at email@example.com or (859) 257-9725.