Graduate Certificate in University Teaching
Certificate Code - CG17
The Certificate in University Teaching is a fifteen credit hour program for graduate students. It includes
- mentored teaching experience
- syllabus development
- instructional design for a diverse set of students
- implementation of instructional theory and techniques
- development of a teaching portfolio
It helps to prepare graduate students for teaching at the college or university level. In this program, students learn to design and teach courses in their discipline while implementing effective instructional techniques, assessment, and self-reflection.
This program allows graduate students in good academic standing to earn extra credentials at no extra cost.
More information is available at https://tlcommons.wvu.edu/iteach/certificate-in-university-teaching
You must be enrolled in a graduate program and in good standing (meeting the minimum GPA for your graduate program). You may apply to enter the program at any time. To be considered for the Certificate, complete the following:
- Online application http://bit.ly/2AwlOej
- A CV or resume
- An email from your advisor approving you to pursue the Certificate
Your plan of study for this Certificate includes the following:
- Pedagogy course
- Diversity course
- Instructional excellence course
- Teaching practicum (student must arrange for a course to teach)
- Teaching capstone course
However, the curriculum for the Certificate is flexible. You can choose from a large selection of courses. Potentially, a maximum of 6 credit hours from your Master’s or PhD coursework can be counted towards this Certificate.
See the attached document for details about the Certificate's requirements. If you are interested in pursuing the Certificate in University Teaching, someone from the Teaching & Learning Commons will meet with you to explain the requirements and help you develop your plan of study.
Contact WVU's Teaching & Learning Commons at 304-293-5824 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Teaching in Higher Education|
|College Composition Pedagogy|
|Teaching History Online|
|English as a Second Language Methods|
|Teaching Foreign Language in College|
|Music History Pedagogy|
|Pedagogy of Theory|
|Principles: Nursing Education|
|Teach to Learn: Learn to Teach|
|Seminar on Teaching Psychology|
|Cultural Diversity in the Classroom|
|Women and Gender Issues in HIED|
|Diversity Issues in Higher Education|
|College Student Development|
|International Higher Education|
|Classroom Assessment Techniques|
|Accessible Teaching Online|
|Readability in the Online & Blended Course|
|Special Topics (Designing Scenarios to Engage Students (1 credit hour))|
|Careers in Higher Education|
|Special Topics (Teaching Different Cultures)|
|Advanced Teaching Strategies|
|Teaching in Higher Education|
|Psychological Foundations of Learning|
|Curriculum Development and Reform in Higher Education|
|Technology for Teachers|
|Online Teaching and Learning|
|Teaching Experience & Teaching Practicum||3|
AND Teach two different lab courses -or- teach one course as the primary instructor.
Certificate Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the certificate, students should be able to:
- Apply principles and theories of learning to your teaching.
- Explain diversity issues in higher education.
- Assess the needs of diverse learners and develop strategies to meet them.
- Design a course with appropriate learning outcomes, assessment methods, instructional strategies, and course materials.
- Integrate learning technologies effectively to meet learning goals.
- Develop and apply appropriate active-learning and assessment techniques to meet specific course objectives.
- Document effective teaching through a professional teaching portfolio.