The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching is designed to prepare
students for a faculty teaching career in post-secondary education. The
15-credit hour certificate is intended for graduate students who desire
preparation and training in the area of college teaching. Courses will
be selected in conjunction with the student's advisor. Credits
successfully earned with the certificate program can be used toward the
MA in Higher Education Administration, the Ed.S. in General Educational
Administration, or the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Admission is
through the College of Graduate Studies. Students pursuing this
certificate program may come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.
Courses eligible for the certificate program include an assortment of
topics relevant to teaching in higher education such as student
background (adult learners and traditionally-aged students), classroom
teaching theory and strategies, distance education, the faculty role,
and an internship in college teaching. Students may utilize certificate
courses to meet program requirements for other degrees within the
department, allowing for a concurrent awarding of both a degree and an
earned certificate. Students must be accepted into both a degree program
and the certificate option to obtain both options. Students may also
enroll in the certificate option alone. Courses already applied to an
earned degree, however, will not count toward the certificate credits.
Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in College Teaching will
take 15 credit hours, selected with their advisor from the courses
listed below. Students with little or no teaching experience will be
highly encouraged to complete an internship in college teaching (EDL
699). Courses do not have to be taken in sequential order.
1. Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies.
2. Applicants must send a current resume identifying training,
experience, and professional accomplishments to the Department of
Educational Leadership. A cover page should indicate this is intended
for the Graduate Certificate for College Teaching. Send to email@example.com or fax to 989-774-4374.
It is advantageous for the
applicant to submit the admission portfolio as early as possible.
Applicants must submit a complete admission's packet, and it must be
approved before a student is granted regular admission.
Required Courses (15 Hours)
|EDL 626 (3 cr.)
||The Adult Learner|
|EDL 677 (3 cr.)
||The American College Student|
|EDL 680 (3 cr.)
||Teaching in Higher Education Settings|
|EDL 699 (3 cr.)
|EDL 763 (3 cr.)
||The Academic Profession|
|EDU 708 (3 cr.)
||Distance Education |
Total: 15 Semester Hours