Vanderbilt Center for Teaching: Certificate in College Teaching

Kate Stuart
April 17, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The purpose of the Certificate in College Teaching, co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and the Graduate School, is to assist graduate students and post doctoral fellows who wish to gain a clearer, deeper, more active approach to teaching and learning in higher education. The certificate focuses on the research on how people learn and best teaching practices, and supports the university’s pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. The certificate is ideal for graduate students and postdocs whose goals are to become more effective educators and who want to prepare for future careers in higher education teaching.

To receive a Certificate, participants must first complete the following:

§  Seminar in College Teaching. A one-semester seminar which explores and develops teaching skills. Participants attend 8 group sessions and complete a microteaching experience. Additionally, participants attend a teaching visit and develop a philosophy of teaching. Registration for the 2014 Fall Seminar will be open April 17th. Please check back here for updates regarding registration information then.

§  College Teaching Practicum. A one-semester practicum in which participants enhance the effectiveness of their current teaching and assessment practices. Participants complete an observation of their classroom teaching. Additionally, participants will refine their philosophy of teaching. If you have completed the Seminar and you are interested in Registering for the Fall 2014 practicum contactTracy Tveit.

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 15th

For more details on the program or to apply, visit the CiCT webpage.