College Teaching Certificate

Its purpose is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to develop their pedagogical knowledge and skill in an interdisciplinary manner that facilitates the development of teacher-scholars. The Certificate in College Teaching consists of a variety of course work and experiences guided by a student’s mentor. Students will select a mentor and develop a plan of study that addresses three major components: discipline specific teaching experience/study, interdisciplinary pedagogy, and theory. The plan of study is submitted to the College Teaching Certificate Committee for approval. Upon the completion of the program plan, the student and mentor will submit a statement indicating that the program plan was completed, including a self-assessment by the student and an assessment by the mentor, to the College Teaching Certificate Committee, who determines if the student has completed all program requirements. Courses taken to complete one’s degree can count toward the Theory program component and/or the Discipline program component. Students must have a 3.00 GPA in the Certificate courses to be awarded the Certificate in College Teaching. The Certificate in College Teaching will be awarded upon the completion of all certificate requirements. Students will NOT receive a State of Ohio certificate in teaching.

Certificate Program Requirements

(12 hours)

Interdisciplinary Pedagogy
GSC 601College Teaching Enhancement Program 11
GSC 602College Teaching1
GSC 603Academic Cultures1
Select 1-2 of the following: 23-8
Learning Theories in Chemistry
Misconceptions in Chemistry
Curriculum Innovation and Transformation through Understanding and Design
Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education
Ethics and Values in Education
History of Education in America
Diversity, Equity, and Dialogue in Student Affairs
Student Development Theory I
Advanced Educational Psychology
Theories of Human Learning
Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Theories of Human Development
Theory & Practice of Teaching Writing Across the University
Studies in Composition Research and Pedagogy 3
Adolescent Development in Diverse Families: Ages 13-25
Advanced Developmental Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience
Advanced Cognitive Processes
Topics in Applied Theatre, Practice, and Pedagogy
Discipline Specific Teaching Experience
Contact the Graduate School for guidelines on completing this component.3-6
Final Assessment
Submitted to the College Teaching Certificate Committee
Total Credit Hours12-17

Maximum 2.


Or substitute courses that have been approved by the College Teaching Certificate Committee.


Maximum 12 toward any one degree.